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Schools closed, delayed by snow and ice

More than a dozen school districts in Eastern Washington are closed or delayed on Monday because of snow and ice.

PULLMAN, Wash. — Several school districts in Eastern Washington have announced school closures and delays for Thursday, Jan. 6 due to snow and ice.

Spokane Public Schools stayed open on Thursday, but announced that there will be a two hour delay on Friday, Jan. 7.

School closures

Almira/ Coulee-Hartline

Boundary County School District


Colville School District

Dayton School District

Kettle Falls School District

Lake Pend Oreille School District

Liberty School District

Okanogan School District

Omak School District

Onion Creek School District

Potlatch School District

Pomeroy School District

Prescott School District

Waitsburg School District

School delays

Genesee School District- 2-hour delay, no breakfast

Pullman Public Schools - 2-hour delay, district AM pre-school canceled, rural bus routes on emergency routes

Rosalia Schools - 2-hour delay, no AM or PM pre-school, no breakfast. Buses running on three routes on plowed roads

Tonasket School District - School will start at 10:30 am, buses 2 hours late, pre-school canceled

Wellpinit School District - 2-hour delay

LaCrosse School District - 2-hour delay, pre-school canceled

Garfield-Palouse District - 1 1/2 hours delay for Wednesday, Jan. 5. Pre-school canceled.

Davenport School District - 2 -hour delay for Thursday, Jun. 6.

School Changes

St. John-Endicott School District - Online learning

Winter Storm Warnings

Winter storm warnings remain in place for Northern Washington and the Northern Idaho Panhandle. 8-13 inches of snow will fall in those areas with gusting wind and reduced visibility at times. In Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, and along interstate 90 a winter weather advisories remain in place through Monday for 1 to 3 inches of snow.

The biggest impacts of the incoming storm will be the wind and what it does to the snow. Southerly winds at 20-30 miles per hour with gusts over 40 will cause reduced visibility and snow drifts. The winter storm warning for the Palouse is in place for the potential to see blizzard conditions at times. Near white out from the blowing snow. 

The heavy snow and strong wind already closed Snoqualmie pass early Monday morning. Avalanche conditions will also be present with wind loading on mountain tops. 

WATCH MORE: City of Spokane, WSDOT crews preparing for new round of snow

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