Storm Watch, Cancellations, School Buses

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  • All Georgian College campuses will remain closed for the day; if weather improves Barrie and Orillia campuses may open for evening classes. Watch for update around 3:30pm. barrie and Orillia Employment Centres are closed for the day, Orangeville closing at 1pm; Community Night events are cancelled at all campuses
  • Miazis Martial Arts Academy in Stayner has cancelled all classes this evening.
  • Orillia Music Centre is closed today. All lessons moved to Friday.
  • All classes at Dance Incorporated in Barrie cancelled this evening
  • All City of Orillia Parks, Recreation and Culture programs have been cancelled tonight due to inclement weather.
  • Springwater Library will be closing the Elmvale and Midhurst Branches at 4:00 pm due to weather conditions. Minesing Branch is already closed for the day.
  • Moving Art Centre will be closed tonight and all classes are cancelled
  • Gauthier’s Martial Arts in Orillia has cancelled tonights classes due to inclement weather
  • The Barrie Community Health Centre is closing as of 3pm today, due to severe weather.
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Barrie has cancelled tonight’s Grade 8 Open House, rescheduled to Feb 9th.
  • The Paper Peas January make and take class hosted at the Midhurst Library tonight is cancelled.
  • Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka has cancelled all afternoon programs and activities.
  • The Huronia Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic, will remain closed today due to continued poor roads & weather conditions
  • Night school classes @learningcentres cancelled tonight due to inclement weather. Exams rescheduled for next Tuesday (January 24th)
  • St Theresa CHS Mission Trip meeting has been rescheduled to January 18th at 7pm after the Grade 10/11 Planning our Future night
  • Catholic Family Services Barrie office closing at noon. Walk-In Counselling in Midland closed today
  • Due to freezing rain, the Forest Hill PS French Immersion evening scheduled for Tuesday, January 17 is postponed until Thursday, January 19 from 6:00-8:00
  • Midland Walk-In Counselling Clinic, 545 King Street, is closed today
  • St Joseph’s CHS Grade 8 Parent Information Night has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 9th at 6:30pm
  • French Immersion info nights cancelled at Cameron St PS, Forest Hill PS & Goodfellow PS due to weather. Cameron St PS now Jan. 19; other dates TBD
  • MacLaren Art Centre is closed today; classes today and this evening are cancelled
  • All lifts at Blue Mountain Resorthave ben shut down for the day
  • Due to the ice storm all lifts at Horseshoe Resort are closed; will reassess the situation at 3pm
  • All classes and exams at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus have been cancelled today
  • The following OEYC Playgroups are cancelled this morning due to weather conditions: Summitview, 380 Duckworth St. Barrie 9:30 to 11:30, Allandale Rec. Centre, 190 Bayview Ave. Barrie 9:00 to 11:30. The Ontario Early Years Centre in Barrie, Innisfil and Bradford remain open
  • Ontario Early Years Centres in Orillia and Midland are closed today
  • Georgian Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic located at Georgian College will be closed today
  • Huronia Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic in Horseshoe Valley, Oro Medonte will remain closed for the morning due to poor road conditions and weather. The clinic plans to re open at noon
  • Barrie Literacy Council is closed
  • SMCDSB Use of Facility permits are cancelled this evening
  • Meadow Creek Montessori School in Barrie is closed
  • Quiet Waters Montessori Academy in Innisfil is closed today
  • Kempenfelt Bay School is closed today
  • Building Blocks Nursery School in Midhurst is closed
  • Bouncing Ball Nursery School in Stroud will be closed today
  • Hummingbird Montessori School is closed
  • Stepping Stones Nursery School in Barrie, closed for the morning
  • Sevenoaks Academy’s bus is cancelled and school will be closed
  • All programming with Oro-Medonte Forest School has been cancelled today



  • none at this time; check back for updates


  • All vehicles in Simcoe County are cancelled today. Schools are open for student learning
  • All buses to schools in Muskoka for Trillium Lakelands District School Board have been cancelled, including buses to Honey Harbour PS, St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School, Monsignor Michael O’Leary, Saint Mary and Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Elementary Schools
  • All buses to schools in City of Kawartha Lakes for Trillium Lakelands District School Board have been cancelled
  • All buses to schools in Haliburton for Trillium Lakelands District School Board have been cancelled
  • Buses to schools in Dufferin County have been cancelled
  • All buses Cancelled into Meaford & Thornbury
  • Buses to schools in York region have been cancelled
  • NPSSTS buses to schools in the Parry Sound area have been cancelled due to the threat of freezing rain


Freezing Rain Warning

  • Orillia, Lagoon City, Washago
  • Muskoka
  • Haliburton
  • Kawartha Lakes

Ice build-up due to freezing rain is expected or occurring.

Freezing rain will continue to move from west to east through the regions. Freezing rain accretion of 2 to 5 mm is likely on untreated surfaces. Freezing rain will change to patchy freezing drizzle late this afternoon or tonight.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Beware of branches or electrical wires that could break under the weight of ice. Utility outages may occur.


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