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UPDATE: UNL and LPS Cancel School for Thursday

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By: KLKN News Staff

Classes are canceled for all LPS schools on Thursday, February 21st. 

UNL also announced late Wednesday night, it will not have classes on Thursday either.

Even though there's no snow on the ground as of Wednesday night, district officials said they were concerned about safety.

"We take this very seriously," LPS Associate Superintendent, Mark Shepard, said.  "If we're going to error, we're going to error on the side of students."

Shepard says the district has been monitoring this storm for several days.  The concern isn't necessarily for the morning commute, but rather the danger of having more than 25,000 vehicles on the road when classes are over.  That's when snow could be at its heaviest.

Thursday will mark LPS's third snow day of the year, but they've allotted for five.

"Typically in the past, if the school district would run out of days, then you have to either extend the year or extend the day," Shepard said.

UNO and UNK are also closed.

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