Minister of National Security, Michael Weeks, has confirmed that the last bus will depart at 9pm while ferry service will halt by 4.10pm.

Government offices and services will otherwise operate normally until 5pm today.

“The airport remains open, and some flights are scheduled as normal,” said Mr Weeks.

“We have been advised however that the Air Canada flight for Friday has been brought forward to Thursday.”

Public schools will be closed on Friday and there will be no trash collection that day.

He also noted that a “more definitive” statement will issued later today on how Government services would be impacted.

And an announcement is pending on whether or not the emergency shelter would be opened. If so, CedarBridge Academy would be used for the shelter.

Meanwhile, advisories on planned closures are coming in:

In anticipation of Hurricane Fiona, the Argus offices will be closed on Friday, September 23rdand will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. If you require immediate assistance, please call 

298 0888 or email at insurance@argus.bm. An Argus representative will contact you as soon as possible.

And due to the potential weather conditions posed by Hurricane Fiona, the Bermuda Health Council closed its office at 3pm today.

The office will reopen on Monday (Sept 26) at 9am.

Bermuda Gas Company also posted the following message this afternoon:

Bermuda Gas shall cease business operations as of 3 PM today (22-SEP). This also includes our Washington Mall Customer Care Office.

If you have any questions about an existing order, please contact us at 295-3111 or our emergency # of 298-6114.

This will enable our Hurricane Task Force time to secure propane distribution & storage assets. Once the storm has passed, and it is safe to do so, all assets shall be inspected. Once the ‘all clear’ has been given, we shall enable prompt resumption of normal activities once safe to do so.

Please stay safe!

Bermuda Gas Team

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