Natrona County School District cancels all classes for Monday; police announce 'snow day'
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Natrona County School District cancels all classes for Monday; police announce 'snow day'

Frigid fall

Garden Creek Road is covered in a layer of ice as temperatures plunged in Casper in the fall.

All Natrona County School District classes are canceled Monday because of a winter storm, the district announced early Monday morning.

"Based on careful examination of current transportation conditions and predictions of additional snowfall, wind, drifting snow, and hazardous blizzard-like conditions throughout the day, NCSD Schools and District Offices will be closed today, February 3rd," district spokeswoman Tanya Southerland said in a news release. "This decision has been made after consultation with the National Weather Service- Riverton, the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Natrona County Emergency Management, the City of Casper, and other local agencies."

All district activities have also been canceled for Monday. A winter storm was projected to drop up to a foot of snow on the area, bringing strong winds and hazardous road conditions with it.

The Casper Police Department also declared Monday a "snow day," meaning it will not respond to minor property damage crashes, while officers attend to more serious crashes — especially those involving injuries or blocking intersections.

Drivers involved in minor crashes should exchange information and find a time to meet at the Casper Police Department later this week to file a report.

City of Casper offices, facilities and non-emergency operations are closed Monday as well. There will be no city garbage services Monday, and snowplows will be limited to arterial streets.

"There is no unnecessary travel on City streets today," the city's Monday morning announcement said. "No calls will be taken to plow collector or residential streets."

All Casper College classes and activities have been canceled.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation closed its Casper offices Monday.

The town of Mills declared Monday a snow day. Only emergency services are in operation, and there is no trash pickup.

The Douglas and Glenrock senior centers are closed Monday.

The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribal offices are closed Monday. The Fort Washakie Clinic is also closed.

Other school closings around the state include Fremont County School District No. 25, Lander Schools, Converse County School District No. 2, Fort Washakie High School, Central Wyoming College and Western Wyoming Community College, and Johnson County schools in Buffalo and Kaycee.

Sheridan County School District 1 and Teton County School District are on two-hour delayed starts. Sublette County School District No. 1 is not closed, but it said in an announcement it understands if students are late or unable to attend. The Buffalo location of Sheridan College opens at 10 a.m., but the college's operating hours are normal otherwise.


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