Chaleur region students begin heading back to class

Expect your morning to commute to be busier than usual as kids start making their way back to class on Tuesday, September 5th.

Today's the first day of classes for most elementary, middle and high school students in the Anglophone North School District.

In the Francophone North East District it's back to class for students grades one to nine while those in grades 11 and 12 return tomorrow.

Police meanwhile, say drivers should use extra caution around crosswalks.

Mounties say it's also important for pedestrians to look both ways before crossing the street, make eye contact with the driver before stepping off the curb, and avoid distractions such as texting while walking.