BUTTE – People in the Mining City spent most of Monday digging through heavy snowfall.
“This is as much snow as I’ve ever seen in a 24-hour period. I’m just trying to stay on top of this snow in our parking lot. It’s unbelievable,” said Ted Ackerman, owner of the Miner’s Hotel on Park Street.
Residents and business owners were busy clearing sidewalks and trying not to get stuck on the snowy streets.
“This snow, it just keeps coming, you know, it’s been big, it’s an on-going thing. It’s the worst I’ve seen in, I don’t know, we’ll see, it’s not over yet,” said Gamer’s Café owner Paul Cote.
Concerned over more snow expected this week, school officials have canceled classes on Tuesday.
“We had about four or five buses that got stuck, we also had a food truck that got stuck and it was really difficult to get lunch up to a school. We had a pipe break in another school,” said Butte School Superintendent Judy Jonart.
You have to go all the way back to the 1980s to find the last time the school district canceled school due to winter weather, but the kids say they don’t mind having a day off.
“I was kind of happy. I was kind of yelling in the middle of class, to be honest,” said Butte High sophomore Seth Hower.
Along with Butte public schools, Butte Central Catholic Schools will be closed Tuesday, along with Head Start, Ramsay schools and schools in Anaconda.
-John Emeigh reporting for MTN News