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.

Download our station app to receive important winter weather alerts on your phone including information about cancellations and real-time road conditions. Below you'll see the school closings for Friday, December 10th and that list will be updated as new information comes in.

School Announcements for Friday, December 10th

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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 SchoolsClosed Friday (Valleyland will be open)

Decorah Community Schools: Dismissing 2 hours early

Dover-Eyota Public SchoolsClosed 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 SchoolDismissing 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

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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 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.

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