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Omaha metro schools close due to expectations of snow and ice

Omaha metro schools close due to expectations of snow and ice

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The National Weather Service office in Valley expects precipitation to turn to all snow Friday afternoon, with Omaha getting a total of 3 to 6 inches.

Several school districts in the Omaha metro have announced there will be no school on Friday due to a forecast calling for ice and snow. 

Bellevue Public Schools, Papillion La Vista Community Schools, the Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic Schools, Millard Public Schools, Omaha Public Schools, Ralston Public Schools, Douglas County West Community Schools, Elkhorn Public Schools and Westside Community Schools have all announced there will be no school. 

Millard and OPS will have their students do remote learning on Friday.

Westside Community Schools Superintendent Mike Lucas tweeted there would be no school due to the weather and a high number of student and staff absences due to COVID-19. 

According to the National Weather Service, Friday morning commuters in the Omaha area may have to deal with a mix of rain and snow. 

Snow is expected later in the afternoon on Friday, with Omaha expected to get a total of 3 to 5 inches. Omaha's high is expected to be 37.

The most intense snow is expected to occur Friday afternoon into Friday evening. 

The snow should end by around 6 a.m. Saturday.


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Emily covers K-12 education, including Omaha Public Schools. Previously, Emily covered local government and the Nebraska Legislature for The World-Herald. Follow her on Twitter @emily_nitcher. Phone: 402-444-1192.

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