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Blustery Weather Slows Travel

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The near hurricane-force wind gusts paired with snowfall this morning to make for a driving situation that was just about impossible to handle.

Many stretches of highway saw traffic come to a near standstill as white-out conditions arrived on the area.

Getting to work, or wherever you were headed this morning was not an easy task...

Kevin Klassen knows that -- and it helped him make a decision that affected hundreds of kids.

Klassen is the Superintendent at Surrey.

He doesn't live in Surrey, and after a trip to the school that took about four times as long as normal, he knew it wasn't safe to have buses full of school kids on the roads...

(Kevin Klassen - Surrey School Superintendent) "I take the bypass...55th street, the new bypass. That was interesting to say the least. I met one car on the road which was in the ditch. It was really early in the morning, about a quarter to six when I was making my venture out here and when I got turned east and started making my way to Surrey that is when I decided that we had better not endanger any kids."

That decision was one many superintendents made today -- with several schools in the region delaying the start of school allowing conditions to improve a bit before classes were in session.

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