WC schools to shut down as province prepares for major storm

(The story has been updated)

Take a listen to WC Education Department explaining a decision to close schools on Wednesday, a decision not taken lightly.

We cannot put our learners or educators at risk.

Jessica Shelver, Western Cape Education Department

The Western Cape Education Department says it has taken the decision to close all schools in the Western Cape as a major storm is expected to settle in on the province on Wednesday.

A cold front expected to move in parts of the province until Thursday this week, with heavy rain and gale force winds expected to cause possible flooding.

READ: WC Disaster Management readies itself to tackle worst storm in 30 years

The department says it is in the process of communicating with schools.

In a statement Head of Education Western Cape Brian Schreuder says all learner transport will be suspended:

"Acting on the advice of the Weather Service and The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre (WCDMC), we have decided to close schools on Wednesday, 7 June, as a precautionary measure."

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