Oxford County and East Elgin buses cancelled, as London-region continues to feel Mother Nature’s icy impact

The Ridout Street Bridge over the Thames River, covered in a layer of ice the morning of Feb 6, 2019. Liny Lamberink/980 CFPL

A spell of freezing rain may be loosening its grip on London, but its impact is still being felt across the city and surrounding area.

Transportation to schools in Oxford County and East Elgin has been cancelled, although school purpose vehicles are still running in London and the rest of the surrounding counties. You can find a detailed list of the routes that are impacted here.

The Thames Valley District School Board says all its buildings and schools are open today.

In downtown London, Dundas Street between Richmond and Clarence Streets is closed as city crews repair a water main that broke Wednesday afternoon. That closure is expected to last until Friday night.

City officials say one southbound lane of Clarence has also been closed between Dundas and King—which means motorists and cyclists heading south on Clarence won’t be able to turn right onto Dundas Street.

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Environment Canada has a freezing drizzle advisory in place for London, Parkhill, Strathroy, Komoka, and Middlesex County. The weather agency says the region can expect periods of freezing drizzle until temperatures rise above zero late Thursday morning or early in the afternoon.

This means driving conditions might be dicey.

Environment Canada says strong westerly winds with gusts up to 80 kilometers an hour are possible Thursday night into Friday.

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