Classes for Minneapolis Public Schools will resume Wednesday morning after two consecutive snow days, the district announced Tuesday.
District officials canceled classes Monday for the first time in over a decade. At the time, city crews were still working to clear streets of the 17 inches of snow that fell over the weekend.
A statement from the district indicated the combination of poor driving conditions for buses and sub-zero temperatures created a dangerous situation for students, who could have faced long waits for buses in bitter cold.
Many side streets remained clogged with snow Tuesday, prompting district officials to cancel classes for a second day. A statement released by the district Tuesday stated the “district had not shut down for two days in recent memory.”
City officials declared a second consecutive snow emergency Monday to help snowplow crews clear streets.
Until Monday, Minneapolis Public Schools had not canceled classes because of snow since the 1998–1999 school year.