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Some Metro schools remain open despite snow

Posted at 1:33 PM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 15:28:56-05

Some students over in the Hawkeye state were staying home on Wednesday.

Many school districts in western Iowa had late starts and some called off classes for the day.

School officials in Woodbine, Iowa told KMTV that they took a snow day after receiving six inches of snow Wednesday morning

In Omaha metro, many were hoping for a snow day.

But that wasn't the case for others as classes were still in session in some schools.

The drive into UNO wasn't easy as traffic in the area was backed up.

Especially on I-80 with all the snow and the slush.

Slippery. sloppy, just plain gross. Those were words some college students are using to describe Wednesday morning.

"I was not expecting this at all. My toes are frozen. I can't feel anything. It was just hot this weekend and it's just like this now," said Tanajah Everett, a student at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

What started as a small spurt of snow overnight Tuesday as our weather team predicted turned into a slushy mess after a second band of snow moved through during the morning commute.

UNO had already closed once this school year. So it came as a surprise to some students that classes were still going on Wednesday.

Just like vehicles on the road and drivers going to work, students were taking it slow walking to class hoping to make it there on time.

This winter weather advisory was lifted later in the day.