Will Laurier be closed tonight?

A radar screenshot of the expected storm (The Weather Network)

A radar screenshot of the expected storm (The Weather Network)

According to the Weather Network, hazardous winter conditions are expected in southwestern Ontario, including Kitchener-Waterloo. Snow, heavy at times, and blowing snow is expected tonight. The more intense snowfall is expected to develop this evening, with total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are likely by Wednesday morning.

The Weather Network has said to consider postponing any non-essential travel until conditions improve.

The City of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University are actively watching how the storm will impact Waterloo and surrounding areas. As it stands, Laurier’s Waterloo campus is currently open and will continue to operate as usual into the evening. @LaurierNews earlier tweeted “Waterloo & Brantford campuses are open. Weather-related notifications will be posted on legacy.wlu.ca or via Twitter.” A business class has already been cancelled, originally meant to run at 7 p.m. tonight.

“The university monitors weather conditions regularly during the winter months. When Environment Canada issues a special weather alert, we track the forecast more closely and monitor local public transit and what other institutions are doing,” said Kevin Crowley, director of communications and marketing in an email. “At this time, based on the forecast and a scan of public transit and other institutions, it looks like Waterloo Region and Brantford will experience an extended period of snow this evening but we do not anticipate the need to close the university. Those concerned about the weather may wish to consider taking public transportation this evening. Laurier’s policy on weather-related closings can be found at: 7.6 Policy on Severe Weather & Storm Closing.”

The university also issued a statement this afternoon. 

 

The City of Waterloo will continue to update this link with closures around the city. An overnight street parking ban has also been issued in Waterloo.

Any cancellations can be tweeted to @cordnews.

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