UPdated: Icy roads cause cancellations, poor driving conditionsEsko and Cloquet have both cancelled games scheduled for tonight.
By: Jana Peterson, Pine Journal
In addition to cancelling schools around the region (see list at bottom of this story), Cloquet has also cancelled three events this evening: the high school wrestling meet scheduled against Aitkin as well as a girls varsity basketball game against Proctor. The boys hockey game against Eden Prairie set for tonight in Cloquet is also cancelled.
As well, the Esko basketball game vs. Floodwood has been postponed due to weather. New game time and date is Tuesday February 5, 2013 at Floodwood at 7:15 p.m.
The National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory for Northeast Minnesota. Although many of the main roads are fine for driving, many secondary roads are extremely icy this morning.
Here is the National Weather Service freezing rain advisory issued at 9:58 a.m. today:
.FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS THE ARROWHEAD OF
MINNESOTA. DRIZZLE...SOME FREEZING ON CONTACT WITH COLD
SURFACES...WILL LINGER ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF NORTHEAST MINNESOTA.
THE MOST EXTENSIVE ICING OVERNIGHT OCCURED FROM CASS COUNTY
NORTHWARD INTO KOOCHICHING COUNTY. ADDITIONAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS
WILL BE GREATEST OVER THE ARROWHEAD OF MINNESOTA.
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO IMPROVE IN THE AFTERNOON AS
PRECIPITATION DECREASES AND AIR TEMPERATURES RISE A FEW DEGREES.
HOWEVER FOG MAY BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND LOCALLY DENSE AS MOIST
AIR LINGERS OVER SNOW COVERED GROUND. MUCH COLDER AIR WILL PUSH
INTO THE REGION OVERNIGHT WITH PRECIPITATION CHANGING TO SNOW. A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN POSTED FOR BIGFORK...
INTERNATIONAL FALLS AND ELY FOR A TOTAL OF 3 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW
Barnum schools closed Friday.
Carlton schools closed Friday
Cloquet schools closed Friday
Moose Lake schools closed Friday.
Willow River schools closed Friday.
Cherry School closed Friday
Cook County schools closed Friday
Duluth school district closed Friday
Ely school district closed Friday
Esko schools are closed Friday; Snowball still is scheduled for Saturday night
Grand Rapids and Bigfork schools closed Friday
Hermantown schools and early childhood closed Friday
Lake Superior College in Duluth closed Friday
Marshall School in Duluth closed Friday
South Ridge School closed Friday
Superior school district closed Friday
Virginia school district closed Friday