Parents in Vadroil-Soulanges fear that their children will not be able to go to school after returning from a long vacation due to urgent work on the El-Ox-Tours bridge.
“The kids are very upset. The mother of two boys, Mary-Eve, lamented at the end of the penalty line. One year they lost last year, they practically lost another this year. It started to do a lot.”
The Trois-Locks School Services Center has decided to close the doors of its schools today due to the urgent closure of the El-Ox-Tours bridge.
Its management is looking for solutions because of the geographical configuration of [son] The territory ensures that transportation from the homes of employees and students to schools is directly affected ”.
Motorists created heavy traffic jams on neighboring roads and streets as traffic was disrupted last Thursday on the neurologic link connecting Vadroil-Dorian in Monterey to Senneville, west of Montreal.
The distance course will not be given today as teachers will have to work on new planning in line with the virtual.
“You don’t teach the same way when you teach distance or face-to-face,” emphasizes Veronica Lefebvre, president of the Wadruil Area Teaching Association.
Staff also do the exercise of dealing with traffic by visiting companies to assess who should be in teleworking.
“I’m not sure I’ll be back to school by the end of the year,” Ms Lefebvre said.
It is therefore difficult to say whether the school calendar will resume its course soon.
… and strike
On social networks, parents were also reminded that strike days will move on for weeks to come.
Municipalities affected by the closure of the bridge during talks with the Quebec Ministry of Transport (MTQ) have raised the issue of school transport.
However, at the moment it is too early to know whether solutions are prioritized.
Authorities were unable to submit a timetable on Monday to fully resume traffic on infrastructure.