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Columbia Public Schools closed Tuesday; Jefferson City to start late

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

Columbia Public Schools have called off Tuesday classes and Jefferson City Schools will start late as snow continues to cover some roads in Mid-Missouri.

CPS announced the closure shortly after 6 p.m. Monday. Jefferson City Schools said a little before 6:30 p.m. that classes would begin two hours late Tuesday.

Many rural school districts had canceled Tuesday sessions by about 5 p.m. Monday.

Tweet from CPS Superintendent Peter Stiepleman

Columbia College spokesman Sam Fleury said Monday the school's main campus will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The University of Missouri plans to reopen the campus and UM System offices at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Lincoln University closed its campus at 3 p.m. Monday, the university said in a news release. It also announced it will delay opening until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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The closing was among a long list of early closings and cancellations associated with the snow that began falling Sunday. Locations throughout Mid-Missouri received several inches of snow, including 4.5 inches Sunday in Columbia.

Another round of snow was entering the area Monday afternoon with another 1 to 2 inches of snowfall possible for parts of Mid-Missouri.

Earlier Monday the University of Missouri also announced its campus was closed and several community organizations have canceled Monday night events.

K-12 schools were yet to make a decision on Tuesday classes as of mid-afternoon. Check back here for updates.

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Matthew Sanders

Matthew Sanders is the digital content director at ABC 17 News.

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