A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Rochester and most of southern Minnesota until 3:00 PM on Thursday. You can see the hourly forecast and an interactive radar here and real-time road conditions are always available on our free app. Travel will be  difficult this morning across the entire region.

MnDOT is reporting snow covered roads across most of southeast Minnesota this morning and because of that many schools have decided to either delay or cancel classes today.

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Here are the school closings, delays, and other weather-related cancellations and announcements across the Rochester and Southern Minnesota area for Thursday, January 19th, 2023:

Albert Lea Area Schools: Closed (E-Learning Day)

Alden-Conger Schools - Closed (E-Learning Day)

Austin Public Schools: Closed

Blooming Prairie Schools - Closed (E-Learning Day)

Byron Public Schools - Closed

Chatfield Schools - Closed

Dover-Eyota Schools - Closed

Fillmore Central Schools - 2 Hours Late

Filmore County DAC - 2 Hours Late

Grand Meadow Schools - 2 Hours Late

Hayfield Schools - Closed 

Houston Schools - 2 Hours Late

Howard Winneshiek Schools - Closed

Kassom-Mantorville Schools - Closed

Lake City Schools - Closed (Flex Learning Day)

Lanesboro Schools - 2 Hours Late

Lewiston Altura Schools - Closed 

Mabel Canton Schools - 2 Hours Late

NAMI SE MN - Closed

NICC Calmar Campus - Opening at 10AM

Owatonna Public Schools - E-Learning Day

Pine Island Schools - Closed (E-Learning Day)

Plainview-Elgin-Millville Schools - Closed (E-Learning Day)

Possibilities - Open at 10am No Transportation 

Riceville Community Schools - Closed

Riverland Community College - All Campuses Opening at 10:00 AM

Rochester Beacon Academy - Closed

Rochester Public Schools - Closed

Spring Grove Schools - Closed

St Charles Schools - Closed

Stewartville Schools - 2 Hours Late

Winona State University - Rochester - Opening at 10AM

This list will be updated as new information comes in.

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