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Students Take Advantage of Canceled School Day

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Hundreds of Montana public school students had the day off-- as five school districts canceled classes due to the weather, or weather-related problems.

Frenchtown School District closed the doors Tuesday to repair a boiler in the elementary building.

The boiler has since been repaired, and classes resume Wednesday morning, but on Tuesday, students took advantage of their day off.

Haley Cyr, a junior at Frenchtown High School, said the snow day announcement came over the loudspeaker yesterday.

"I was in the library at the time, and you could hear it kind of got loud, everyone was pretty excited about it," she said.

Cyr said she's lived in Frenchtown her whole life, and is used to Montana winters, but the record-breaking snowfall caught her off guard.

She added, "It kind of just hit hard, so it was kind of a surprise, the wind isn't very nice, it makes it pretty cold."

But, Cyr and her two younger brothers wasted no time making a plan with friends to pull a sled behind a snowmobile on their ranch.

The Cyr kids said in Frenchtown, they usually have one snow day a year.

Officials said 3.8 inches of snow fell in the Missoula valley on Tuesday, breaking the 1948 record of 3.6 inches.

"I was pretty excited because we didn't have to go to school," said 6th grader Aidan Cyr.

He said his parents did give him one chore to do on his day off.

"They just told me to shovel, I guess," Aidan said.

School was also canceled in Polson, Charlo, St. Regis, West Glacier and Pablo on Tuesday.

Keep checking abcfoxmontana.com for updates on school closures in the area.

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