Schools dismissing early

Published 12:08 pm Thursday, December 16, 2010

Albert Lea Area Schools, St. Theodore Catholic School and Hollandale Christian School closed one hour early today.

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Schools closed at 1:30 p.m. today and will have no evening activities.

United South Central Schools and Alden-Conger Schools announced Thursday they would dismiss classes early because of heavy snowfall. USC closed at 1 p.m. and A-C closed at 1:30 p.m.

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According to the National Weather Service, snow was predicted to fall across much of south-central Minnesota on Thursday, tapering off around in the late afternoon. The region from Gaylord to Eyota and from Blue Earth to Harmony is in a winter weather advisory. It extends into the Decorah, Iowa, area, too.

Albert Lea is expected to receive 2 to 5 inches from the storm.