Weather conditions have forced the cancellation of school bus service Monday in communities surrounding London.
The cancellation affects bus service in Elgin, Oxford and Middlesex counties, said Southwestern Ontario Student Transportation Services (SOSTS), the agency that oversees London-area bus routes.
Though buses in London are operating, school buses coming to London from the surrounding counties, the so-called red zone, were also suspended for the day.
The cancellations come as Environment Canada issued a weather advisory for the region, calling for some periods of heavy snow and between five and 10 centimetres of snow Monday.
“The morning commute will likely be impacted and motorists are advised to exercise caution and alter their travel plans accordingly,” the national weather agency said.
The snow, however, will be coupled with an increase in temperatures this week after several days of freezing conditions.
On Monday, temperatures are expected to reach a high of 2 C.
That will give way to an above-average high of 5 C on Tuesday, followed by 2 C on Wednesday before colder weather reaches the region again with daytime highs of -4 C on Thursday and -1 on Friday.