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CCISD: No school on Wednesday

HANCOCK — In advance of a storm expected to dump more than a foot of snow on the Keweenaw, the Copper Country Intermediate School District canceled school for Wednesday.

The district made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The unusually early announcement was due to the impending Thanksgiving break, said CCISD Superintendent George Stockero.

Stockero said he had consulted with the National Weather Service and forecasters such as John Dee.

“They’re saying it’s going to hit, so I’m putting my faith in them,” he said. “I wanted to give families a chance to make a change in travel plans because of Thanksgiving break.”

Stockero also consulted superintendents throughout the district.

“Everybody was on board,” he said.

The advisory covers schools in Houghton and Keweenaw counties, as well as Arvon Township schools. L’Anse and Baraga would have been included, but already had a scheduled day off, Stockero said. Another three or four schools only had a half-day, Stockero said.

In an average year, the first snow day doesn’t come until the first or second week of December, Stockero said. But Nov. 27 is far from a record.

“If you look back in the history, we’ve had them in November, and also in October,” Stockero said.

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