(Update: More closures, delays; CET to operate on snow schedule)
REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) — This much snowfall can lead to school and event cancellations and delays, and Sunday’s storm was no exception, as Central Oregon Community College and the Redmond and Jefferson County school districts have canceled Monday classes and programs.
All COCC classes and events are canceled and all campuses are closed on Monday. All services and departments will be unavailable for the day.
The Crook County School District instead called a two-hour delay in classes on Monday.
“Students riding school buses must arrive at the bus stop two hours later than the regularly scheduled time,” the district said. “Lunch and supper will still be served, and all schools will be dismissed at the same time in the afternoon as a typical school day.” More details about athletics and school schedules at their website.
In canceling classes, the Redmond School District cited “weather conditions and the unpredictable amount of time it will take to clear all roadways, parking lots, walkways, and bus turnaround locations needed for safe travel.”
Redmond Proficiency Academy and High Desert Montessori School in Redmond also will be closed due to the snow, officials said.
Powell Butte Charter School also will be closed Monday. “The snow load on the old mods (module classrooms) is cause for concern and we will remove it before students return,” Administrator Kevin Milner said, adding, “Stay safe and warm!”
Three Sisters Adventist Christian School has a delayed 10 a.m. start on Monday.
Boulden Rogen Early Childhood Academy closed all Redmond and Prineville locations and said they will follow Bend-La Pine Schools’ call on whether to delay or close the Bend campus.
Meanwhile, in Wheeler County, Fossil also has canceled school for Monday due to the weather and road conditions, according to Superintendent Jim Smith.
Cascades East Transit said it will operate on a snow schedule Monday, starting at 9 a.m. All Bend fixed-route buses will leave Hawthorne Station on the hour, every hour. Community Connector, Bend Dial-A-Ride, and Rural Dial-A-Ride service may be affected by weather conditions and/or traffic, officials said.
Due to expected poor road conditions, Redmond’s Cascade Swim Center will have a delayed opening, expected to be 10 a.m., according to the Redmond Area Park and Rec District.
The snowstorm also impacted some weekend activities. The Redmond Community Choir’s concert scheduled for Sunday afternoon at Redmond High School also was canceled.
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