A winter storm warning is in effect for Thursday and with it comes snow, closings, and delays.

The National Weather Service has declared a winter storm warning in effect from 3am till 6pm on Thursday the 11th.  They predict 4 to 6 inches of snow will blanket Rochester, Olmsted County, and much of Southern Minnesota.  They also say to expect blowing, drifting, and slippery roadways as rain turns to snow and the temperature drops. If you're traveling to work at Mayo from surrounding communities, Rochester City Lines reports that their buses will remain on the road.

Remember, you can always check Minnesota Road Conditions at 511MN.org  or Call 511.

Closings & Delays

Austin Schools - Closed

Byron Public Schools - Closed

Caledonia - Closed

Chatfield Public Schools - Closed (School Age Child Care will be open.)

Forest City Community Schools - Closed

Hayfield - Closed

Houston - Closed

Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools - Closed (Project Kids open from 8a-4p)

Lake City Public Schools - Closed

Lanesboro Public Schools - Closed

Leroy Ostrander Public Schools - Closed

Lewiston Altura - Closed

Lyle Schools - Closed (no morning or afternoon activities)

Mabel Canton - Closed (no evening activities)

NICC Cresco - Closing at noon on Thursday

Osage Community Schools - Closed

Pine Island Public Schools - Closed

Red Wing Public Schools - 2 Hour Delay

Rochester Public Schools - Closed

Rochester Private Schools - Closed

Rosa Parks Charter High in Rochester - Closed

Riceville Community Schools - Closed

Rochester Beacon Academy - 2 Hour Delay

St. Ansgar Community Schools - Closed

St Charles - Closed

St. John's Lutheran in Wykoff - Closed

Stewartville Public Schools - Closed

Triton Public Schools  - Closed

West Hancock/Kanawha Christian - Closed

Winona Public Schools - Closed

Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools - Closed

 

Other Announcements: 

Boys and Girls Club in Rochester - Closed

City of Byron - City of Byron is issuing a snow emergency effective at 6 am Thursday to 12 pm Friday.

City of Chatfield - Asks everyone to please remove vehicles from the streets as city crew will be treating and plowing streets from 4:00 am Thursday until noon Friday.

Compassion Counseling Center – Closed tonight

Fillmore County DAC - Closed

Kasson Headstart – Closed

Minnesota Children's Museum Rochester - Closed at 1 pm; reopening Friday, 1/12, at 9 am

Park Institute of Tae Kwon Do - Rochester – all evening classes canceled

Prairie Care Medical Group - Programs start at 10 am

Rochester Y-Tots - Closed

Zumbro Education District in Byron – Closed