Schools throughout Cottonwood County and all of Southern Minnesota have closed for the day, as a winter storm closed in on the region.
Cottonwood County and areas to the north and west are in a winter storm warning until noon Friday. The storm is expected to include a glaze of ice, followed by between 4 and 7 inches of fresh snowfall.
In anticipation of the storm, schools in Windom, Mt. Lake, Red Rock Central, Westbrook-Walnut Grove and Butterfield-Odin all closed school for the day. Mt. Lake, Butterfield-Odin and WWG all are having an e-learning day today.
At this point, snow emergencies have not yet been declared. If they are, updates will be posted.