Many area schools close after storm

The combination of drifting snow and tempertures well below 0 degrees led just about every school district in Tribland to either cancel classes today or have a delayed start.

Thayer Central Superintendent Drew Harris made the decision to cancel school today after testing county roads early this morning in his four-wheel drive Ford Expedition.

"Down toward Hubbell is where I was most worried about," he said. "I went through some really big drifts and a lot of still-blowing snow at that point. When you couple that with windchills of 20 below it does not present good transportation situations to get kids out in it."

According to National Weather Service cooperative observers and volunteers with the Nebraska Rainfall Assessment and Information Network, Hubbell had one of the largest snowfall totals in the area with 8 inches.

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