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Prescott, Humboldt school districts cancel classes ahead of Thursday’s winter storm

Elks Hill in Prescott pictured Dec. 14, 2015. Prescott and Humboldt unified school districts announced late Thursday evening that they have decided to close their offices and cancel classes Thursday, Feb. 21, ahead of the pending storm that could dump as many as 24 inches of snow in the area. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

Elks Hill in Prescott pictured Dec. 14, 2015. Prescott and Humboldt unified school districts announced late Thursday evening that they have decided to close their offices and cancel classes Thursday, Feb. 21, ahead of the pending storm that could dump as many as 24 inches of snow in the area. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

Prescott and Humboldt unified school districts announced late Wednesday evening that they have decided to close their offices and cancel classes Thursday, Feb. 21, ahead of the pending storm that could dump as many as 24 inches of snow in the area.

Here are statements from both school districts:

PRESCOTT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Statment posted via the Prescott Unified School District’s website: “The Prescott Unified School District will be closed for a snow day Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. We have been closely monitoring one of the largest forecasted snow events in recent history, as well as participating in city briefings throughout the day. PUSD is grateful to the leadership and work of the City of Prescott Departments, police and fire as our community prepares for a possible large snowfall. Our decision is based on the best information that we have right now, and is an effort to give our families time to plan for the possible snow.”

HUMBOLDT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Kelly Lee, spokesperson of the Humboldt Unified Schoold District, said in an email statement to the Courier: “Based on information received from our latest weather briefing this afternoon, the anticipated storm has developed as earlier forecasts indicated and is moving towards the area. While snow amounts are unpredictable, confidence levels are high that snow accumulations will be significant with very low temperatures. In an effort to provide our families with the time to make necessary arrangements, and based on the best information that we currently have, the Humboldt Unified School District schools and offices will be closed for Thursday, Feb. 21. We will continue to monitor the storm and provide updates regarding Friday’s schedule."

Watch dCourier.com all day Thursday, Feb. 21, for updates on the storm.

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