All Langley public schools are open Thursday. (Matthew Claxton – Langley Advance Times)

Langley public schools open as flurries remain in Thursday forecast

TransLink services are operating

All public schools in Langley, as well Trinity Western and Kwantlen Polytechnic University campuses are open Thursday morning, as flurries remain in the forecast.

“Buses are running, pick-up points [and] times may be impacted due to unclear streets,” read a posted by school district online.

“Please be patient, check for updates, and use caution when making individual safety decisions.”

However, Langley Christian Schools, Fraser Valley Adventist Academy, Credo Christian High School, and Credo Christian Elementary are all closed.

Transit services will be operating Thursday, but service is expected to be slower than normal, said Ben Murphy, a TransLink spokesperson.

“Conditions have improved overnight and we’ve had crews working to rectify various issues, which impacted services yesterday,” he added.

HandyDART will operate at essential service levels only, Murphy citing icy conditions.

About two to four centimetres of snowfall is still expected Thursday, according to Environment Canada.

Periods of snow are expected to end near noon making way for cloudy weather with a 40 per cent chance of flurries or rain showers, the weather agency reports.

There is still a risk of freezing rain this morning, as temperatures hover around the freezing mark with potential highs of 1 C and a lows of 0 C.

With the dip temperatures FortisBC is reporting people are using far more energy in their home.

On Tuesday, Jan, 14, natural gas use increased by 50 per cent compared to just seven days before, said Lauren Lea, a communications specialist with FortisBC.

When comparing Tuesday’s usage to an average January day, it showed there was a more than 75 per cent increase in natural gas use, she said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Transportation is cautioning drivers to continue to be prepared for winter driving conditions.

“People should ensure their vehicles have tires with the mountain/snowflake or mud and snow (M + S) symbol when travelling on designated routes,” the ministry writes.


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