The classrooms at Blodgett Elementary School sat empty Friday after a storm caused outages all around town. The school's principal says they lost power around 10:30 a.m. Thursday and let kids out of class shortly after that.
Highway 242 is officially closed for the season. Half a foot of snow covered the highway by mid-afternoon Thursday, and another eight to ten feet is expected through Friday. ODOT says it's just too difficult to maintain during the winter months.