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No school for Mitchell School District on Thursday, Jan. 5

The closure affects the district's grades K-12, as well as Mitchell Technical College and John Paul II School.

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Mitchell's Main Street is divided by a wall of snow on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, after a blizzard dropped 23 inches of snow.
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MITCHELL — The Mitchell School District has canceled classes scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 5 due to blizzard conditions hitting Mitchell.

Superintendent Joe Graves said the decision affects grades K-12, as well as Mitchell Technical College and John Paul II School.

Graves said the decision was made to cancel for Thursday due to the inability for the district to clear all of its lots and property of snow for school, plus the road conditions on side streets in Mitchell and on rural roads in the countryside.

"A lot of them are frankly still impassable," Graves said.

It is the second consecutive day this week that Mitchell has had to cancel classes. The school district did not have to cancel classes on Tuesday, Jan. 3, as it was previously scheduled to be the district's final day of holiday break.

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A total of 23 inches of snow fell on Jan. 2 and Jan. 3, with the city of Mitchell declaring a no travel advisory in the city.

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