RUSD Schools Closing Early Tuesday Because of Snowstorm
With Racine County under a winter storm watch Tuesday, district decides to end classes earlier than normal.
Racine Unified schools will closed two hours early Tuesday because of a winter storm that could dump as much as 8 inches of snow in the area.
"Due to the inclement weather, all RUSD schools will have a two-hour early release Tuesday, March 5," the district said on its website. "School buses will return students home two hours earlier than normal. Afternoon 4K is canceled."
The decision comes after the district announced on Monday afternoon that all after-school programs and activities on Tuesday were canceled. That includes Lighted Schoolhouse and the middle school AfterZones program.
In addition, all Catholic elementary schools are closed Tuesday in Racine County, according to Patch's media partner, WISN 12 News.
Other area closings include: the Racine Literacy Council, Trinity Lutheran School in Caledonia, all schools in the Raymond School District, Union Grove schools and Wisconsin Lutheran School.
Racine County is under a winter storm warning that began at 6 a.m. Tuesday and remains in effect until midnight.
The National Weather Service says light snow will develop Tuesday morning and become heavier by late morning, with snow falling at the rate of 1 inch per hours in some areas.
In Racine and Kenosha counties, totals are expected to hit between 4 and 8 inches by late Tuesday night — with the most snow near the lakefront.
Here is an up-to-date list of closings from WISN 12 News.