A messy morning leads to school closures

Driving  conditions are dicey this morning, so officials are taking no chances with the busses on the roads. All schools are closed today while crews try to clear the ice pellet- freezing rain combo from streets and roads. UNB and St-Thomas are closed until noon. N-B-C-C delayed opening by two hours.
   N-B Power crews are dealing with massive problems from ice laden trees and power lines.  About 99-thousand people are without power province-wide this morning-  61-hundred of them here in the Fredericton-Oromocto area.