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New round of snow falls on High Desert; Sisters, Paulina schools opening two hours late


BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – As forecast, a few to several inches of snow fell over much of Central Oregon overnight, prompting schools in Sisters and Paulina to operate on a two-hour delay.

Sisters Schools Superintendent Curt Scholl said all buses were running two hours later than their regular pickup times, adding, “The safety of our students is our No. 1 concern.”

In the Crook County School District, Paulina Schools also were operating on a two-hour delay “due to wintry road conditions,” giving everyone “more time to travel area roads and safely make it to school,” the Crook County School District said. The updated school schedule of 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. meant school will end at the regular time, and afternoon bus routes will operate on their normal schedule.

“If you decide to keep your children home from school today, please call the school to have their absence excused,” the school district said.

A winter weather advisory was in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday for up to an inch more accumulation, mainly south of Redmond, while 1-3 more inches were possible on the east slopes of the Cascades (including La Pine and Sunriver).

The National Weather Service said to “plan on slippery road conditions” and urged motorists to “slow down and use caution while traveling.”

Light snow was still falling at the Bend and Sunriver airports at 7 a.m. and cloudy conditions were reported at airports in Madras, Prineville and Redmond.

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