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La Crosse area schools closing early as region braces for up to 8 inches of snow

A wintry mix is expected mainly west of the Mississippi River this morning, according to the National Weather Service Office in La Crosse, with snow forecast across the entire La Crosse area tonight into Tuesday.

The snow may be heavy at times this afternoon and evening. Hourly snow rates may exceed 1 to 2 inches per hour. Total snow accumulations will be from 4 to 8 inches. Highest snow totals will be found in southeast Minnesota and parts of northeast Iowa.

Road conditions will worsen today. This evening’s commute will be affected. Due to the combination of snow and strong winds, isolated power outages are possible west of the Mississippi River this afternoon and early evening.

The following schools will close early today:

  • Black River Falls School District (closing one hour early)
  • Caledonia (Minn.) School District (closing at 12:30 p.m.)
  • Cashton School District (closing at 1:30 p.m.; evening activities canceled)
  • Holmen School District (closing two hours early; evening activities canceled)
  • Houston (Minn.) School District (closing at 1 p.m.)
  • La Crosse School District (closing two hours early, evening activities canceled)
  • Melrose-Mindoro School District (closing at 1 p.m.)
  • La Crosse Aquinas Catholic Schools (closing at 1 p.m.)
  • Onalaska School District (closing two hours early)
  • Onalaska Luther High School (closing at 12:50 p.m.)
  • Sparta School District (closing at 1 p.m.)
  • Tomah School District (closing two hours early)
  • West Salem School District (closing at 1:10 p.m.)
  • Westby School District (closing at 1:15 p.m.)

The following schools are closed today: Eastern Allamakee Community School District and Allamakee Community School District.

Frances Moore Lappé's speaking engagement this evening at Viterbo University has been canceled, as has the meeting of the La Crosse School Board.

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union conservative

What snow? Kind of ridiculous to call school when there are only flurries and wind. Maybe school should get out at 1pm if there isn’t a need for the extra 2 hours. Would save a lot of money.

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