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Mitchell schools, JPII opening two hours late

Mitchell School District is opening two hours late. Superintendent Joe Graves early Tuesday morning said Mitchell schools and John Paul II Elementary will open late due to a winter storm that hit South Dakota. A swath of snow moved across the Mit...

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Judy Timmons, an employee at the Mitchell Post Office, plows the snow off the sidewalk along Fifth Avenue in front of the post office on Friday morning. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Mitchell School District is opening two hours late.

Superintendent Joe Graves early Tuesday morning said Mitchell schools and John Paul II Elementary will open late due to a winter storm that hit South Dakota.

A swath of snow moved across the Mitchell region overnight. The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls on Monday evening predicted Mitchell to get 4 to 6 inches of snow by Tuesday afternoon.

The Mitchell Department of Public Safety reminds motorists that a snow emergency is declared when 2 inches of snow falls in city limits. Snow emergency routes will be plowed first from curb to curb. Any vehicles on snow emergency routes are subject to being ticketed and towed.

Emergency routes are:

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  • Burr Street.
  • East Kay Avenue.
  • Fairoaks Avenue from Main Street to Kimball Street.
  • Foster Street from Havens to Shanard Road.
  • Havens Street from Ohlman Street to Burr Street.
  • Kimball Street from Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue.
  • Kimball Street from Seventh Avenue to 23rd Avenue.
  • Miller Street from Havens to Ninde.
  • Miller Street from Ninde Street to Norway Avenue.
  • Minnesota Street from Havens to Seventh Street.
  • Minnesota Street from Seventh Avenue to 23rd Avenue.
  • Norway Avenue from Ohlman Street to Kay Avenue.
  • First Avenue from Foster Street to Mattie Street.
  • First Avenue from Minnesota Street to Foster Street.
  • Fifth Avenue from Edgerton Street to Sanborn Street.
  • Fifth Avenue from Sanborn Street to Foster Street.
  • Eighth Avenue from Ohlman Street to Minnesota Street.
  • 11th Avenue from Park Drive to Foster Street.
  • 15th Avenue from Commerce Street to Park Drive.
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