Thousands of students in Manitoba are staying home once again on Friday due to poor weather.

A storm system began pushing through Manitoba on Thursday afternoon and very quickly made its presence known with strong winds. While not much snowfall accumulated throughout southern Manitoba wind speeds reached 80 km/h in many areas.

The high winds resulted in poor visibility with several highways being closed Thursday evening in western Manitoba. As the system pushed east so did the highway closures. By midnight there were over a dozen highway closures throughout Manitoba, including the Perimeter Highway for the sixth time this winter.

By 6:45 a.m. Friday over a dozen school divisions as well as some individual schools had cancelled classes for the day due to the weather and highway conditions.

You can find the current list of closures and cancellations updated in real-time on this page.

Several divisions, including Hanover, Seine River, and Red River Valley, have been forced to close multiple times this winter due to the weather. That's caused many to be concerned about time missed in the classroom for students.