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Antigo schools close early due to snow

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ANTIGO (WAOW) - The road conditions caused schools to close early throughout central Wisconsin on Tuesday. Parents in Antigo lined the street to pick up their children after classes dismissed at 1 p.m.

"They're letting everyone out early today because of the snow," said Danny Uran, a parent. "It was a little bit more [snow] than they expected I guess."

"Now it's coming back down heavy again," said Bruce Teenant, who was picking up a student. "Myself personally, they shouldn't have even had a half day of school."

Antigo school officials say they made the decision to close early after consulting with the Langlade County Highway Department.

"The closure for two hours early allows us to send them home before conditions really deteriorate late this afternoon," said Donald Childs, the Unified School District of Antigo Interim Superintendent. "It still allows us to serve them a hot meal and make sure they get a good lunch before they go home."

Despite the early closure, school officials say there's still no worry yet that there will have to be make up classes in June.

"Part of the reason is because if we close two hours early, we're able to get counted as a full day of school," said Childs.

For now, students can enjoy being out of school.

"Play in the snow," said Uran. "That's what they're going to do, play in the snow."

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