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Update: Several schools are two hours late

Birchwood Road off of County Road 11 was covered with about six to eight inches of new snow Friday morning. Most roads were plowed by around 8 a.m., with a few smaller roads and township roads remaining. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 1 / 2
Gary Anderson uses a snowblower to remove snow for his neighbors on Jefferson Street in Alexandria Friday morning. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 2 / 2

The heavy snowfall overnight is causing schools in the area to be running late this morning, Friday.

In the Douglas County area, the following schools are running two hours late -- Alexandria, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska, Osakis, Parkers Prairie and West Central Area.

As of 5:45 a.m., more than 100 schools in Minnesota were reporting delays.

Douglas County remains under a winter weather advisory until 6 a.m. today.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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