Weather-Related Closings, Delays, and Announcements for 12/21-12/23
Nasty winter weather is expected to hit southeast Minnesota Wednesday evening and officials are already warning that travel will be very difficult, dangerous, and could be impossible over the next several days. If you are traveling you can stay up to date with weather information and real-time road conditions on our app.
City of Rochester office-based services will shift to virtual methods Thursday, December 22 through Saturday, December 24. Find out what that means here, and read the latest cancellations and announcements below.
Here are the school closings, delays, and other weather-related cancellations and announcements across the Rochester and Southern Minnesota area for Wednesday, December 21st through Friday, December 23rd, 2022:
Wednesday, December 21st:
Blooming Prairie Schools: Closing at 1:00pm on Wednesday
Owatonna Schools: Dismissing 2-hours early on Wednesday
Rochester Public Schools:
- SAC remains open this afternoon
- Elementary afterschool academy canceled
- Middle School afterschool canceled
- Early childhood family education canceled
- Rochester ALC Night school canceled, no supper meal service
- No supper meals and John Marsal and John Adams
- Community education after school and evening enrichment programs canceled
- No evening activity bus routes
- Activity busses leaving middle school at normal dismissal times running as scheduled
- No High School Athletics or activities
- Drumline Showcase will be rescheduled
Thursday, December 22nd:
Olmsted Medical Center: the following branches are closed Thursday and Friday
- Cannon Falls Clinic
- Chatfield Clinic
- Pine Island Clinic
- Plainview Clinic
- Preston Clinic
- Spring Valley Clinic
- St. Charles Clinic
- Stewartville Clinic
Byron and Lake City clinics will be open Thursday and Friday. Rochester clinics and the hospital will remain open both days.
Channel One Food Bank in Rochester will be closed Thursday and Friday.
Austin Public Schools: Closed, Kids Korner also closed
Blooming Prairie Schools: Closed Thursday and Friday
Byron Public Schools: Closed
Dover-Eyota Schools: Closed Thursday and Friday
Kasson-Mantorville Schools: Closed Thursday and Friday
Fillmore Central Public Schools: Closed
Glenville-Emmons Schools: Closed
Goodhue Public Schools: Closed
Grand Meadow Schools: Closed
Hayfield Schools: Closed
Kenyon-Wanamingo Schools: Closed, no after-school activities
Kids Come 1st, Rochester: Open 8-4
Kingsland Public Schools: Closed
Lake City Public Schools: Flexible learning day Thursday
Lanesboro Schools: Closed
LeRoy Ostrander Public School: Closed
Lewiston-Altura Public Schools: Closed
Lyle Public Schools: Closed
MN State College SE-Red Wing: Closed Thursday and Friday
MN State College SE-Winona: Closed Thursday and Friday
NICC Calmar Campus: Closed
North Iowa Community Schools: Closed
Pine Island Public Schools: Closed
Plainview-Elgin-Millville Schools: Closed
Owatonna Public Schools: Closed
PossAbilities: Closed Thursday and Friday
Precious Pebbles Preschool, Rochester: Closed
Rochester Public Schools have canceled classes for Thursday, December 22nd.
All RPS buildings will be closed.
- School Age Child Care (SACC) will be closed.
- All PAIIR, Preschool Age Child Care (PACC), Preschool, and Community Education daytime and evening classes, for early childhood, youth, adults, and adults with exceptional abilities are canceled.
- Hawthorne Education Center is closed.
- All community building rentals are canceled.
- All Professional Growth Academy classes are canceled.
- All after school activities and athletics on Thursday are canceled.
- All RPS buildings will be closed.
- No supper meals will be provided.
Rochester Center for Autism: Closed
Rochester Community and Technical College: Closed
Riceville Schools: Closed
Rushford-Peterson Public Schools: Closed
Semcac Senior Services: congregate dining services and meals on wheels closed Thursday
Southland Public Schools: Closed
Spring Grove Schools: Closed
Stewartville Public Schools: Closed; all activities, events, and rentals are canceled through 12/25
St. Charles Public Schools: Closed, all activities canceled, SACC also closed
St. John's Lutheran School - Wykoff: Closed, including childcare
Triton Public Schools: Closed, Cobra care and all activities canceled Thursday and Friday
NICC Calmar Campus: Closed on Thursday
Winona State University - Rochester Campus: Closed on Thursday
Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools: Closed Thursday
Hours for church services and local businesses could also change because of the storm. Please call ahead to make sure they are open before traveling.
This list will be updated as new information comes in.