The Brandon School Division has cancelled rural buses Thursday afternoon.
They say that extremely poor rural road conditions have forced them to keep buses running in the city of Brandon only, although buses will run from Alexander to Brandon and from Brandon to Shilo.
Parents are advised that rural students from Alexander and Shilo will be required to make other transportation arrangements.
As of mid-afternoon Thursday, the provincial highways department was reporting partly covered roads throughout Westman, with fair to poor visibility in some areas.
Environment Canada says that northwest wind gusts of up to 50 km/h are expected until late this evening.