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Storm cancels school in scores of Minn. districts

Published 10:28am Tuesday, March 5, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS — Tens of thousands of Minnesota students are getting a day off as a snowstorm makes travel difficult across much of the region.

Among the scores of districts that called off classes Tuesday were an unusually high number of Twin Cities area districts. They include the northern suburban Anoka-Hennepin district, the largest in Minnesota with 39,000 students.

The National Weather Service predicts a two-day snow total of 8 to 12 for much of southeastern and east-central Minnesota including the Twin Cities. Forecasters expect the snow to taper off but winds to pick up by afternoon.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports difficult driving conditions across a long swath of the state from the northwest to the southeast.

More than two dozen flights have been canceled at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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