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Thursday, February 23rd
• The Dance Academy will close today at 4:30 due to weather. No Friday Classes.
• The Worthington High School South Pacific performance for this evening - Thursday, February 23 - has been cancelled. Tickets for this evening can be exchanged at the box office for another performance, or refunded should you not be able to attend another performance. Box office hours are 9-1 M-F or you may call 376-9101. The box office also will be open 1 hour before showtime.
• District 518 Community Education’s Adult Basic Education classes are cancelled for tonight. There will be no Adult Basic Education Orientation tonight. Tae Kwon Do is cancelled for tonight. Youth Wrestling is cancelled for tonight.
• No dance classes tonight at Shining Fame Performance.
• Tonight's Parent/Teacher Conferences at the Worthington Middle School have been canceled
• The Brewster Legion bingo will be canceled for tonight on Thursday, February 23
Friday, February 24th
• Southwestern Mental Health - Worthington Office will be closed all day, Friday Feb. 24th due to inclement weather. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call our 24-hour crisis hot line at 1-800-642-1525.
• JBS 1st shift has been cancelled for Friday, February 24th. Second shift will be working their regular hours. This only applies to production. Maintenance, loading dock and rendering will work their normal hours. Please call the weather announcement line for any changes.
• Worthington Eagles Spaghetti Dinner for Friday, February 24th is canceled.
From the Minnesota Department of Transportation
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Motorists traveling in south central Minnesota Thursday night and Friday should prepare for a major winter storm that will result in hazardous winter road conditions, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Heavy and drifting snow and blizzard conditions means motorists should plan ahead, slow down and give the snowplows room to work.
The National Weather Service indicates snowfall amounts could reach up to 14 inches or more in southern Minnesota along and north of the I-90 corridor. The NWS issued a blizzard warning for south central Minnesota and a winter storm warning for the Twin Cities metro area and also south and west of the metro area. “
When there’s heavy snowfall in a relative short period of time, travel is difficult,” said Sue Mulvihill, MnDOT deputy commissioner and chief engineer. “The Friday morning and afternoon commutes will be challenging. MnDOT crews will be out plowing the snow as conditions allow but the wind will bring significant blowing and drifting, making visibility difficult for plow drivers and motorists.”
Mulvihill urges motorists to either delay travel plans or, if they must drive, plan ahead and drive according to the road conditions. When driving near snowplows, motorists should be patient and remember that snowplows are working to improve road conditions. Motorists should stay back at least five, and preferably 10, car lengths behind the plow.