Impending weather prompts early school dismissals in the Bitterroot

Posted at 10:59 AM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 14:18:06-05
Corvallis High School
Corvallis High School in Corvallis (Mark Thorsell/MTN News photo)

MISSOULA – There’s just no let up in the snow that’s been hitting the Bitterroot Valley.

After getting Monday and Tuesday off from school, students in Corvallis, Hamilton, Stevensville and at Lone Rock School will be heading home early on Wednesday.

Corvallis Schools Superintendent Tim Johnson sent a message out on Wednesday morning that classes will be ending at 1 p.m.

Johnson says the National Weather Service office in Missoula is advising Ravalli County school districts of increasing snowfall intensity through 3 p.m.

He added that due to “current road conditions and getting our students lunch we will be releasing students at 1 pm today. Buses will run at 1pm.”

Hamilton schools contacted MTN News on Wednesday morning to says that schools will be let out two hours early on Wednesday.

Lone Rock School in Stevensville has also announced that students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Stevensville schools will be letting students out at 1:30 p.m.

The NWS is predicting that parts of the Bitterroot could get between 6″ and 8″ of snow between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The Ravalli County Commission announced on Wednesday that they will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. on Thursday to discuss issuing an emergency declaration following the recent heavy snowfall.

Lone Rock School Snow Cleanup
Snow cleanup continues at Lone Rock School in Stevensville on 2.27.19. (Lone Rock School Facebook photo)