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A semi jack-knifed on Highway 29 North just past McDonald's on Wednesday morning. The fire department was called because a small amount of gas was leaking from the truck. No injuries were reported. (Contributed photo by Bryan Boutain)

Alexandria schools closed early Wednesday due to icy roads

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Freezing rain this morning has left roads and sidewalks in the Alexandria area very icy.

As a result, Alexandria School District #206 is closed for the day. Students will be transported home beginning at noon after being fed lunch, according to an update issued by the school district.


The decision is based on current weather conditions and the forecast for future weather conditions.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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