Buses have been cancelled throughout three zones in Durham Region today (Feb. 16), including the zone encapsulating Brock Township, due to inclement weather.
Durham Student Transportation Services (DSTS) has cancelled buses for Zone 1, Zone 2 and Zone 3 for the day and advised those in Zone 4, the southern portion of the Region, to expect delays.
In Durham Region, the cancellation of school bus service is a decision made in cooperation with information and advice from a variety of local service providers. Starting as early as 4:30 a.m., DSTS is in contact with the following groups: road crews for Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships, weather watchers in various parts of Durham Region along with representatives from the school bus companies.
Between 4:30 and 6 a.m., the group monitors the weather and road conditions. Ongoing updates are forwarded to DSTS during this time. Weather stations, TV and radio stations are consulted for current weather forecasts and ongoing updates.
DSTS reviews the information gathered and determines if the road conditions may warrant cancellation of the school bus service. DSTS then contacts representatives from both the Durham Catholic and Durham District School Boards with a recommendation.