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County facing second winter wallop in a week

A “snow day” it is for thousands of students as all tri-board buses were cancelled this morning. Schools are open.

And as the snowfall continues to mount all day, the OPP ask drivers to slow down and even stay off the roads, if they can, whenever winter weather makes them hazardous.

“Snow and blowing snow reduce visibility and may test your patience during your commute,” said Anthony Mann, the County’s community policing officer. “Should the road conditions decrease rapidly, do not stop on the road. Find a safe parking area and wait for conditions to improve. If you do not have to be on the road during winter storms, don’t be.”

The Weather Network is prediction 25-35cm of snowfall in Prince Edward County throughout today – about the same amount received in many parts of the County last Saturday.

Environment Canada has posted a winter storm watch for snow and blowing snow all day Friday with upward of 20cm of snow expected.

As an Alberta clipper mixes with a Texas low, a storm is expected to intensify Thursday night, with heavy snow expected in most of southern, and parts of eastern, Ontario.

The snow is expected to continue all day Friday as the strong clipper sails by just south of the Great Lakes. The Weather Network explains Alberta clippers are often followed by a surge of Arctic air that can produce blowing snow and blizzard-like conditions.

Follow the updates on The Weather Network

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  1. Marnie says:

    Rob – Poop Truck- Conveyance by which the contents of septic tanks are pumped and conveyed to a sewerage plant.

    Relationship to the nobility of teachers showing up for work in a blizzard – just another load of poop.

  2. Rob says:

    What is a poop truck? What does that have to do with teachers reporting to work where there are no students?

  3. Marnie says:

    It’s not a fit day outside for man or beast. Even for teachers and kids who live within walking distance of the schools it makes no sense to be out in this weather. School should have been cancelled.

  4. fed up says:

    sorry, mike. that is incorrect. teachers are on a 10 month contract. pretty sure support staff has the same deal.
    essentially schools remain open as a public service and as to make sure people think they’re getting their tax dollars worth.

  5. mike says:

    Hey the schools have to stay open if they don’t then the teacher dont get paid that is why the buses get canceld not the schools.

  6. Paul says:

    And at this point I hope everyone makes it home safely drive safe folks…

  7. Paul says:

    Well Mr Fed Up I was merely stating that alot of folks had to drive in these terrible conditions today to get to work.Whether it be a Teacher a Sears employee or Poop truck driver (or meal on wheels)in your case Fed Up.

  8. Mark says:

    There’s a good chance those children are at school so their parents can work. Are teachers more precious and special than the ordinary Joe that is required to show up for work today? I know they certainly think that their salary should reflect that.

  9. Janet says:

    As we have seen in the news recently, teachers would, and do, risk their lives for “their” children. To risk losing one’s life on the road, while attempting to reach a non-threatening situation, does not seem sensible. Those teachers who feel they can safely risk going to their school, will, even if it means walking long distances, or arriving late on freshly cleared roads. Unless the school is actually shut down for safety reasons, there will be some staff present to ensure the safety of the children whose parents, for want of a preferable alternative, must send their kids to school.

  10. Marnie says:

    You must be a teacher or have one in your family Fed Up. The respect you have for them is awesome. As someone just said, they have a job just like the rest of us and in recalling a few of them that I remember from my school days this profession like any other draws its share of the weird and wonderful. Here’s to the man who drives the poop truck. He deserves just as much respect as those teachers.

  11. fed up says:

    yes marnie, because historically on this site, you are the queen of courtesy.
    btw all teachers are expected to try to get to school, no matter how far away they live, and many live a significant distance away.
    I guess teachers are no more important than those “who drive the poop truck” — they have in common the fact that they have to deal with A holes. have a nice day.

  12. Mark says:

    Well we wouldn’t want local in town teachers to put themselves out at all in order to earn that pay for today.

  13. Marnie says:

    Fed Up – and better manners might help you. I believe there are schools for this. If your comment to Paul was guided by your education something was overlooked. I believe it is called common courtesy. You should insist on getting your money back.

  14. fed up says:

    that comment is beyond stupid. get some more education. it might help.

  15. Paul says:

    I’m sure teachers aren’t the only ones who showed for work this morning.After all teaching is a job no more or less important then the guy who drives the poop truck..

  16. Rob says:

    Stay off the roads…but teachers, report to school so we can leave them open. Right.

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