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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Granite School District has canceled all afternoon and evening activities because of the weather. It's the same story in many other districts across Utah including: Davis, Granite, Jordan, Murray, Ogden, Tooele, Cache and South Summit school districts.
South Summit schools have canceled classes Wednesday, as well. It's the same for Utah's Catholic schools, which also have canceled activities Wednesday.
In the Cache County District, schools will be released early Tuesday, according to the Friday early-release schedule. You can contact your schools for Friday release times.
Davis County schools started Thanksgiving break Tuesday. District spokesman Chris Williams says the decision to cancel school isn't taken lightly.
"It's never happened since I've been here. I've here 11 years, so I think it has to be an out of the ordinary storm for the school to close, so this may be," he said.
Information on local colleges and universities:
- The University of Utah is canceling all classes after noon Tuesday.
- BYU closes Tuesday afternoon. Its offices will also be closed Wednesday.
- Utah State University will cancel all classes after 2:00 p.m.
- The Ogden-Weber Technology College will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday. All evening classes at all campus locations will be canceled. The schedule for tomorrow will be determined and posted on the college's website.
- Evening classes at LDS Business College have also been canceled, as have those at Salt Lake Community College, Utah Valley University and Weber State.
Some of those schools will make decisions later Tuesday on whether to cancel classes Friday.
State offices will remain open until their regular 6 p.m. closing tonight, but some workers will be allowed to go home early, said Jeff Herring, executive director of the state Department of Human Resource Management.
Herring said state agency bosses are being told they can let workers leave up to two hours early.
"We'll leave it up to their discretion," Herring said. "As many people as we can, we're going to try to get them off the roads."
He said Utahns planning on using state services today might want to go online instead. "We have over 800 services online. This is a great day to use them," Herring said. "From everything we're hearing, tonight's just not the night to travel."
Tuesday's rehearsal for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been canceled.
The list of closures is being updated all the time, please click here for the latest closure information.
For more information on the storm, click here.
Story compiled with contributions from Sandra Yi and Marjorie Cortez.