The Stillwater Area Pblic School District will start two hours late Monday morning due to a winter storm that dumped about a foot of snow on the area over the weekend.
"Just back from driving roads, most are plowed," the Stillwater Area Public Schools Facebook status reads. "Need more time for rural areas, so are going 2 hours late today. Drive safe! Winter Music Concerts have been canceled due to the winter weather."
Heavy snow is expected to continue falling in Stillwater on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. About 12 inches of snow fell in the area.
Due to the heavy snow, all schools will start two hours late today to allow time for secondary roads to be cleared, a message from the District Listserve reads. Buses will arrive to pick up students two hours later than normal, and the school day will end at the normal time.
All employees are required to report to work at their regular time or as close as possible to their regular time. The following programs are impacted by the delayed start:
- 5-Day preschool will start two hours late
- A.M. Preschool special education and Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) are automatically canceled.
- P.M. Preschool special education and ECFE will start at the normal time.
- Morning session St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center classes are automatically canceled.
- Afternoon session St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center classes will start at the normal time.
- All Day session and ABE classes at St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center classes follow the high school's schedule.
UPDATED FROM: Sunday, 3 p.m.
So we asked Stillwater businesses to let us know via Facebook is they are open or closed, here’s what we know so far …
Jeff Anderson: Main Street Shops are open for sure!!!
Chuck Dougherty: The The Historic Water Street Inn, The Grille and Charlie's Irish Pub is open.
Natasha Fleischman: The Stillwater Area High School Winter Concert today has been canceled.
Ben Grose: Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar is Open
Kathleen Eddy: Valley Bookseller is open until 5:00
Tammy Humphries: Leo's is open, I saw a FB post
This Love of Mine We are only open until 3 pm today due to the weather, but will be back to business as usual by opening tomorrow.
Jeanne Staloch: The Lowell Inn is open!
Andrea Lynn: The Fun Sisters is closing at 3 due to the weather. Open tomorrow at 10!
Jeff Anderson: 45 Degrees = Open 'till 5PM
Megan Keister Palm: The Daily Grind Espresso Cafe is open!!
Vienette Olson: Trade Winds Spice Company was open but closed early due to the weather/wanting to get our employee "with baby on board" home safely. We will be open on Monday as usual.
Ann Husband Kraker: Lessons & Carols at Ascension Episcopal Church has been cancelled.
Shannon Kohl: Aloha tan just posted they are closing at 3:30 today instead of 7 pm
Meg Anderson Brownson: Alfresco is normally open until 7pm, but we will be closing at 5pm for the safety of our employees' travel home!