Area schools issue bus route cancellations, school delays for Monday morning

Posted at 6:55 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 23:03:31-05

HELENA— Several area school districts have issued both bus route cancellations and starting time delays due to hazardous road conditions.

Officials from Helena Public Schools (HPS) have canceled a total of six bus routes originally scheduled to depart Monday morning, due to hazardous road conditions caused by winter weather.

According to a Facebook post from Helena Public Schools, the following bus routes are canceled:

  • Bus 10
  • Bus 16
  • Bus 17
  • Bus 15, 24 & 25

HPS cited “winter storm advisories, drifting snow and deteriorating road conditions in outlying areas,” as reasoning for the cancellations.

All other bus routes will proceed as scheduled.

Due to winter storm advisories, drifting snow and deteriorating road conditions in outlying areas, the following Bus…

Posted by Helena Public School #1 Transportation on Sunday, February 24, 2019

Additionally, the superintendent of Opheim Public School has issued a two-hour delay to the start of the school day Monday morning, also because of hazardous weather and road conditions.

In a statement released to MTN News early Sunday, Opheim Superintendent Tony Warren said, “Due to the bitterly cold temperatures and drifting snow on county roads, Opheim is running on a 2 hour late start tomorrow morning.”

Geyser Public Schools additionally announced a two-hour delay to the start of school on Monday, via a social media post.

Monday, school will start 2 hr delay. 10am start due to weather.

Posted by Geyser Public Schools on Sunday, February 24, 2019

Jefferson High School will start school two hours late, at 10 a.m., although buses will run as regularly planned.

Due to weather and travel conditions, JHS will be 2 hours late tomorrow. Busses will run accordingly. See everyone at 10am

Posted by Jefferson High School on Sunday, February 24, 2019


This is a developing story, and MTN News will release further updates if and when they become available.