Both Waterloo and Brantford campuses closed due to ice storm


Map from The Weather Network shows the storm (red) will affect most of southern Ontario

Campuses are closed and exams have been rescheduled at both of Wilfrid Laurier University’s campuses today, as well as at University of Waterloo, due to a severe weather warning.

Environment Canada issued a warning of a ‘potentially historic’ storm that will affect the GTA and southern Ontario today, and in response all exams at Laurier, including those taken online, have been postponed to next Sunday, April 22.

Laurier sent out a media release this morning detailing what services are unavailable on campus today. According to the release, the school will reopen at 7 a.m. the next business days, all meetings and other scheduled events will not be held, staff in non-essential services are not expected to work and deadlines for assignments and submissions are postponed “until the same hour on the next weekday that the university is open.”

The storm is expected to continue over the weekend up until Sunday evening. According to The Weather Network this precipitation could lead to localized flooding and ice buildup of more than 25 mm by tomorrow evening.
Dangerous driving conditions are to be expected, and some news outlets have warned of potential power outages affecting the region.

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