Austin, Pacelli, 6 other area schools closed

Published 6:27 am Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Austin Public and Pacelli Catholic schools closed early Tuesday citing inclement weather. All sports and after-school activities are canceled.

Southland, Lyle, Blooming Prairie, Grand Meadow, Hayfield and LeRoy-Ostrander schools are also closed today.

Riverland Community College closed its campuses for Tuesday.

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The vast majority of schools in southern Minnesota closed early Tuesday as much of the southern half of the state was still in a winter weather advisory, according to the National Weather Service. Two to four more inches of snow are expected today in Austin. Wednesday is expected to be mostly sunny with a light northwest wind.