Weather Closings and Delays For Friday, December 10th, 2021
The first major snowstorm of the season is expected on Friday with heavy snow creating difficult and dangerous travel conditions all across southeast Minnesota. 5-12 inches across the area. The National Weather Service provided this update on Thursday that showed which towns could get the hardest and when the snow is expected to start on Friday morning.
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School Announcements for Friday, December 10th
Albert Lea Public Schools - E-Learning Day on Friday
Austin Public Schools: Closed Friday
Blooming Prarie Public Schools: Closed Friday
Byron Public Schools: 2 Hour Early Release
Caledonia Schools: Dismissing at 1:00 PM. All athletic and community classes are canceled.
Cannon Falls Area Schools: Closed Friday
Chatfield Public Schools: Closed Friday (Valleyland will be open)
Decorah Community Schools: Dismissing 2 hours early
Dover-Eyota Public Schools: Closed Friday
Fillmore Central Public Schools: Closing at 12: 30 PM; no afternoon PreK. SAC and Daycare will be open. No evening activities.
Filmore County DAC: Closed Friday
Glenville-Emmons Public Schools: Closed Friday
Goodhue Public Schools: Closed Friday
Hayfield Community Schools: Closing at noon; no afterschool activities. school-aged child care open regular hours.
Houston Public School: Elementary School Dismissed at 12:30 PM and High School Dismissed at 12:45 PM
Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools: Dismissing 2 hours early
Kingdom Kids Pre-School, Rochester: Closed Friday
Lanesboro Public Schools: Closing at 1 PM
LeRoy-Ostrander Public School: Dismissing 1 hour Early at 1PM
Lewiston Altura Public Schools: Closing at 1:00 PM
NRHEG Community Schools: Closed Friday
Owatonna Public Schools: Closed Friday
Pine Island Public Schools: Closed Friday
Plainview-Elgin-Millville Public Schools: Closed Friday
Rochester Public Schools: Closed Friday
Rochester Catholic Schools - Closed Friday
Rochester Beacon Academy - Closed Friday
Rochester Arts and Science Academy - Closed Friday
Schaeffer Academy in Rochester: Closed Friday
Rochester Montessori School: Closed Friday
Rochester Central Lutheran School: Closed Friday
Stewartville Public Schools: Canceling evening activities. Tiger Time child care is open at regular hours.
St. Ansgar Community Schools: Closed Friday
St. Charles Public Schools: Closing at 1:30 PM
Triton Public Schools: Closed Friday
Wabasha-Kellogg Public Schools: Closed Friday
Winona Public Schools - Closed Friday
ZED ALC/South Campus: Dismissing 2-hours early.
Zumbrota Mazeppa Public Schools: Closed Friday
Community Weather Announcements or Friday, December 10th
- Ability Building Center in Rochester has canceled out-of-town transportation and in-town pickups will be on plowed roads and driveways only.
- Caravel Autism Health closing at 2:00 PM
- Church of the Resurrection Adoration Chapel closed today, reopen Sat at 9am.
- Fillmore County DAC: Closed Friday
- Kingdom Kids Pre-School in Rochester: Closed Friday
- Marshall Arts Fitness Center in Rochester: classes are canceled tonight and Saturday morning.
- Rochester: City clousres include, Public Transit ending routes between 7:45pm-8:15pm. More details can be found at www.rptride.com Other city closures include:
- AccessABLE Recreation programs canceled today
- National Volleyball Center closed today
- Recreation Center closing at 2:00 p.m.
- The Bookmobile will not be on the road today 12/10 or tomorrow, 12/11
- Wabasha County DAC: Closed Friday
- Olmsted Medical Center locations will be closing today (December 10) at the following times.Closing at 3:00 PM:
- Byron Branch Clinic
- Cannon Falls Branch Clinic
- Chatfield Branch Clinic
- Lake City Branch Clinic
- Pine Island and Wanamingo Branch Clinics
- Plainview Branch Clinic
- Preston Branch Clinic
- Spring Valley Branch Clinic
- St. Charles Branch Clinic
- Stewartville Branch Clinic
Closing 5:00 PM:
- Rochester Northwest Clinic
- Rochester Northwest Acute Care
- Rochester Southeast Clinic
- FastCare South
- Rehabilitation Services at Elton Hills
- Sports Medicine & Athletic Performance (SMAP) - No evening programs.
On Saturday, December 11:
- The COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccination Clinic will open at 10:00 AM, parents with early appointments are being notified and rescheduled for later that day.
- SMAP will be open for classes from 7:30 – 11:15 AM.
- The Saturday Dermatology Clinic at the hospital will be open normal hours.
- FastCare South and Miracle Mile Acute Care will be open normal hours.
OMC’s Emergency Department and BirthCenter will be open 24/7. The Emergency Department is located at 1650 4th Street SE, Rochester.