Area schools closed; blowing snow hampers plows



Blowing snow and plummeting temperatures caused the closing of Jackson County schools for Tuesday.

Winds of 15 mph were whipping snow across area roads, causing problems for crews trying to keep roads and streets clear of snow.

Medora Community Schools Superintendent Tom Judd said roads in the Medora area were snow covered and getting slick when he decided to cancel school today at 5:25 a.m.

One to two inches of snow had fallen in Seymour by 7 a.m. The temperature then was 16 degrees with a wind chill of 4.

Jackson County Sheriff's Department reported at 7 a.m. that it had received no reports of any wrecks or vehicle slide-offs as a result of the fresh snow.

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