Eau Claire school buses will run two hours late Wednesday because of the heavy snowfall that hit the area Tuesday. More snow was expected today.
In addition, morning and afternoon early learning programs, such as Head Start, Early Learning and EC4T, are canceled today, according to the Eau Claire school district.
Other schools opening two hours late include Eau Claire Regis and Bethal Christian.
More snow coming
A winter weather advisory has been issued this morning from the Twin Cities across west-central Wisconsin inclding Eau Claire, Dunn and Chippewa counties. An additional 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected through the morning, with around 5 inches possible from Chippewa Falls to Ladysmith.
EC parking rules
The city of Eau Claire has declared a snow event after Tuesday’s 6.1 inches record snowfall for the day. Alternate side parking regulations went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday to allow for full residential plowing.
Alternate side parking will be in effect on all streets in the city for 72 hours, until 12:01 a.m. Saturday.
The snow event parking regulations:
• On odd-numbered days, vehicles shall be parked, stopped or left standing only on the side of the street having odd-numbered addresses.
• On even-numbered days, vehicles shall be parked, stopped or left standing only on the side of the street having even-numbered addresses.
• The provisions will be in effect between midnight and 5 p.m.
• The provisions do not supersede more restrictive parking regulations in effect in the city.
Snowmobile season begins
The Eau Claire County snowmobile trail system opened for the season Tuesday. The county warns riders that early season conditions exist, so use caution.
According to a news release, snowmobile trails in nearby counties may not be open, so check with them before you ride across county lines. Jackson and Chippewa county trails are open.
The online Wisconsin Snow Report at travelwisconsin.com/snowreport lists trail and hill conditions for snowmobiling, snowboarding, and downhill and cross-country skiing in the state.
Eau Claire County urges all snowmobilers to abide by state and county regulations and be aware that snowmobile travel is allowed only on designated trails and routes. Riders also are urged to respect landowners’ property; without their permission, the countywide trail system would not be possible, the county said.
Any questions can be directed to the county Parks and Forest Department at 715-839-4783.