February 12, 2019 8:13 am
Updated: February 12, 2019 1:18 pm

University, schools closed across Guelph, Wellington county due to winter storm

All schools in Guelph are closed Tuesday as Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning.

Matt Carty / Global News

All schools in Guelph, along with Dufferin and Wellington counties, were closed Tuesday as southern Ontario remains under a winter storm warning from Environment Canada.

Wellington Catholic and Upper Grand district school boards both announced system shutdowns early Tuesday morning.

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Board offices have also been closed and all community use of schools has been cancelled.

The University of Guelph and Conestoga College also announced that they have closed all facilities and cancelled all classes.

Guelph Transit said university express buses are not running. Routes 50, 51, 52, 56, 57 and 58 are cancelled.

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The City of Guelph declared a “significant weather event” and said all plows were in operation, focusing on primary and secondary roads.

Residents are asked to check nearby storm drains and clear them of debris.

Waste collection will continue as normal, but if crews are unable to pick up garbage today, it will be picked up Wednesday.

Carts should be placed one foot back of the curb to allow plows to clear the road.

READ MORE: Universities, college, schools closed across Waterloo region due to winter storm

All drop-in programs are running at the West End Community Centre and Victoria Road Recreation Centre, but all skate lessons and swimming lessons are cancelled and swimming lessons have been rescheduled to March 19.

All programs at Centennial Pool were cancelled as of 1 p.m.

Some drop-in programs at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre have been cancelled.

Environment Canada has issued a storm warning which says to expect between 10-20 cm of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain to fall into Tuesday evening.

A full list of closures can be found here.

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