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Buses loaded at 11:30 a.m. today at Kennedy Elementary in Willmar as schools closed due to a snowstorm sweeping across west central Minnesota. The snowstorm plowed out of the Dakotas resulting in event cancellations, school closings and snow-drifted highways.

Schools close early today as storm sweeps west central Minnesota

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WILLMAR - Many area school districts called it quits early today as a strong winter storm blasts across the region. Some high school sporting competitions and community events have also been postponed.

Willmar Schools closed midday.

The National Weather Service in Chanhassen said 6-8 inches of snow could fall in the Willmar area before the day is over, making travel very difficult.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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