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Update 10 a.m.: Most schools in west central Minnesota closed for the day

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Many schools in the region have closed this morning due to the weather, while some have maintained their two-hour late starts.

Blowing snow and bitter cold have made for treacherous travel in open areas. A wind chill advisory is in effect for west central Minnesota. Wind chills are expected to fall as far as 35 below tonight.

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According to media websites, schools that have closed include BOLD, Clarkfield, Dawson-Boyd, Montevideo, Paynesville, New London-Spicer, Redwood Valley, Renville County West, Willmar, Community Christian School in Willmar, and Yellow Medicine East.

Schools still scheduled to start two hours late include Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Benson, Hancock, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Litchfield and Minnewaska.

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