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It’s going to turn into an extended long weekend for many students across Vancouver Island today as a host of schools have announced that they will be closed for the day due to snow.

A winter storm watch remains in effect. According to Environment Canada, the last Pacific storm this week is expected to arrive late Wednesday in the form of a strong warm front.

The front will move in from the south and spread warmer, moist air into the region Wednesday night.

With arctic air in place, there will be heavy snow initially Wednesday night along with a good chance of freezing rain. This will be followed by significant rainfall on Thursday.

  • Saanich School District 63 is closed today.
  • Pacific Christian School is closed today.
  • The Lau-wel-new Tribal School in Brentwood Bay is closed.
  • Sooke School District 62: are open but buses may be delayed. The bus going from Port Renfrew to Sooke is not running today.
  • Both Camosun College campuses are open.
  • Schools on Salt Spring Island are closed today.
  • Schools in Victoria School District 61 are open.
  • Schools in the Cowichan School district are closed today.
  • Schools in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District 68 are open, but buses are not operating.

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