Impending Winter Storm Causes Snow Day in Kingston

Tri-Board Student Transportation Services and Consortium de Transport Scolaire d'Ottawa, cancelled school buses first thing Tuesday morning ahead of a nasty winter storm forecast for the Limestone City.

It covers school buses serving the Limestone District School Board, Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, and both the catholic and public french school boards.

While the buses are cancelled, schools remain open but it is up to parents to drive students to class and to pick them up at the end of the day.

All city buses are running as per usual, but you can expect delays this afternoon when the snow begins.

Snow is forecast to start after 9:00 a.m. and will continue into the evening when brief freezing rain is possible as flurries switch to showers and temperatures rise above the freezing mark.

Kingston could see between 5 and 10 centimeters of snow, with up to 15 centimetres possible in other areas.

Blowing snow may also be an issue for drivers.

A wind warning has also been issued for the region, as very strong wind gusts of 70 to 90 kilometres per hour are expected to develop this evening that may cause damage to loose objects or tree branches, and can blow vehicles around on the road.

Click here for updates on this storm as it moves into our area.