Schools announce closures ahead of Wednesday snow

Minneapolis and St. Paul are among the districts closing.
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Not a flake of snow has dropped in the metro area yet and already school districts are announcing closures on Wednesday.

Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts were the first to announce snow days for Wednesday, ahead of what is expected to be the biggest snowfall of the season in the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis Public Schools says the decision has been taken due to "high level of confidence in the forecast and the predicted snowfall rate of an inch per hour during the morning commute."

"This predicted heavy snowfall makes travel hazardous for buses and cars," it added.

The National Weather Service is predicting that heavy snow will move in overnight from southeast to northeast, reaching the Twin Cities between 3-5 a.m.

Around 5-9 inches of snow is expected to fall during the day.

The list of school closures below was up-to-date as of 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. You can check this list from KARE 11 if your school district isn't on there.

Confirmed closures

Albert Lea Schools (e-learning day)

Annandale Public Schools

Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools

Becker Schools

Belle Plaine Schools

Big Lake Schools

Bloomington Public Schools

Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools

Cedar Mountain Schools

Dassel-Cokato Schools

Delano Public Schools

Eastern Carver County Schools

Eden Prairie Schools

Edina Public Schools

Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman Schools

Fairmont Area Schools

Faribault Public Schools

Farmington Public Schools

Glencoe-Silver Lake Public Schools

Hiawatha Academies

Hopkins Schools

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Schools

Hutchinson Public Schools

Jordan Schools

Lakeville Area Public Schools

Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools

Litchfield Schools

Mankato Public Schools

Maple Lake Schools

Milroy Schools

Minneapolis Public Schools

Minnetonka Public Schools

New Prague Area Schools

Northfield Public Schools

Orono Schools

Osseo Area Schools

Owatonna Public Schools

Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools

Randolph Public Schools

Richfield Public Schools

Robbinsdale Area Schools

Rockford Schools

Shakopee Public Schools

Sleepy Eye Public Schools

South St. Paul Public Schools

St. James Public Schools

St. Louis Park Schools

St. Paul Public Schools

Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools (ISD 196)

Wabasso Schools

Waconia Schools

Watertown-Mayer Public Schools

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Schools

Wayzata Schools

West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Schools

Westonka Public Schools

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