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Blizzard Warnings Close Western Montana Schools, Businesses

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MISSOULA -

The University of Montana, all Missoula County public schools and many other western Montana schools will be closed Friday based on the weather and the forecast that includes a blizzard warning stretching from Glacier National Park to south of Hamilton.

Missoula Catholic Schools, First Lutheran Classical School, Valley Christian School and other private schools in Missoula also are closed.

The National Weather Service says blizzard conditions will be developing Friday and through Saturday morning across western Montana as a strong Arctic air mass crosses the Continental Divide. Travel could become dangerous with blowing and drifting snow and whiteout conditions. In addition, temperatures are expected to fall below zero with wind chills as low as 40 degrees below zero. 

Schools are also closed in Superior, Columbia Falls, Bonner, Clinton, Darby, Lolo and Stevensville.

MCPS has also canceled all weekend activities.

The Missoula Children's Theatre/Missoula Community Theatre are closed Friday.

Friday's rehearsals and world premiere party of the Missoula Children's Theatre's Peter and Wendy are canceled.

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