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Wintry mix closes Mitchell, JPII and Mitchell Tech schools for Thursday, Dec. 15

Snow is expected to fall much of Thursday

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A Department of Transportation snow plow. (Chris Huber/Republic)
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MITCHELL — School is closed for Mitchell School District, John Paul II Elementary and Mitchell Technical College.

Superintendent Joe Graves made the decision early Thursday morning to close school for Thursday, Dec. 15. It's the second time in three days Mitchell School District was closed due to weather.

South Dakota has been getting pummeled with snow and precipitation since Monday. Rain, ice and snow have covered the region and made roads slick and diminished driving conditions, which has closed portions of the interstate in South Dakota.

Much of southeastern South Dakota is in a winter storm warning or a winter weather advisory. The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls is predicting Mitchell to receive a total storm amount of 4 to 6 inches of snow.

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