Rhonda Silence

Local schools declare snow day Dec. 6

Looking ahead to continued snow and high winds overnight and into the early hours tomorrow, several local schools have decided to call a snow day.

School District 166 and Great Expectations School in Grand Marais and Birch Grove Community School in Tofte have notified parents that there will be no school tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 6. The Birch Grove Saplings preschool program will also be closed.

**Update 6:51 p.m.** Oshki Ogimaag in Grand Portage has announced that there will be no school tomorrow.

WTIP would like to remind the public that Cook County Highway Department Maintenance Supervisor Josh Dix stresses that travel should be restricted to emergency travel only.

Dix said, “Visibility is getting quite poor as we settle into the evening.”

Dix also reminds the public that the Cook County Highway Department is not staffed for round-the-clock service. He said snowplows will be pulled off the road as the conditions deteriorate tonight. Motorists should expect worsening road conditions as the night goes on, until the plows are back on the road again in the early morning.

Blizzard conditions are expected to last until 6 a.m. on Monday.