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Austin schools closed Monday; winter storm on its way

Schools throughout Mower County are closed Monday because of dangerous winter weather forecast. A winter storm warning is in effect from 3 a.m. Monday until midnight.

The Austin, Grand Meadow, LeRoy-Ostrander and Lyle school districts announced Sunday night a head of the storm that classes were cancelled Monday.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for heavy snow and mixed precipitation, which will create dangerous travel conditions.

Up to 12 inches of snow, glaze ice, and blowing and drifting are expected, beginning at 3 a.m. Monday.

“Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times,” the winter warning says. “A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.