School buses will be a bit late Thursday afternoon, says the Chilliwack school district, and the district’s snow plan has been put into effect. (Black Press file photo)

Chilliwack school district puts snow plan in place for buses

Parents can expect delay in bus arrivals, alternate drop-offs, for Thursday after school

Chilliwack parents were advised on Thursday afternoon that the school district’s snow plan was being put into effect on certain mountain routes, following a day of light but consistent snow fall.

“Please be advised that, due to winter conditions, buses may run 15 to 20 minutes late this afternoon,” the school district wrote on their website and Twitter page. “As well, the Snow Plan is being put into effect for this afternoon’s bus run for those on certain mountain routes.”

Their snow plan affects areas in Ryder Lake, the Eastern hillsides, Majuba Hill, Columbia Valley, Chilliwack River Valley and Chilliwack Mountain.

Families in those areas were previously sent a letter letting them know when and where student drop off will be. The snow plan does not include the greater Promontory area.

Public schools remained open throughout the day, but the UFV campus in Hope closed for the day. So did St. Jean Brebeuf in Abbotsford. Unity Christian in East Chilliwack remained open on Thursday as well, but reminded parents to check in the morning for closure information, in case of heavy snowfall overnight.

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