Shakopee Public Schools

Shakopee Public Schools will be closed Wednesday due to the winter weather warning forecasting six to nine inches of snow. 

Wednesday will be considered a Connected Learning Day (CoLD), in which students are expected to complete work assigned by their teachers. For more information on that, visit www.shakopee.k12.mn.us.

The ACT originally scheduled for 11th graders on Wednesday will be rescheduled, according to the district. 

This marks the fourth time the district has canceled classes due to weather this year, but the first time they've been canceled for snow. In January, school was closed three consecutive days due to dangerously cold temperatures. 

Forecasts by the National Weather Service in Chanhassen predict the Shakopee region will receive between six and nine inches of snow. The heaviest snowfall is expected during the morning commute Wednesday. During that time snow may fall as quickly as one inch an hour.

Wednesday's snow totals will put the monthly snow accumulation into the record breaking category for the area. Thus far, the Twin Cities area has had 22.6 inches of snow. The snowiest February on record for the cities was in 1962, when 26.5 inches blanketed the metro. 

- Meg Britton-Mehlisch contributed to this report.

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