El Paso sees their first major snow day, school was canceled

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Several areas across Central Illinois saw more snow than expected, some districts even gave students their first snow day.

In El Paso, people were expecting to see maybe one inch of snow but that number nearly tripled, and while many students were happy with the pre-thanksgiving break, others were less than thrilled. 

“Every year I question why I live here, i don’t know, it is just too cold,” said Laura Mahaffey. “I would rather see the green grass.”

Most of the people I spoke to are not fans of the cold but there are some that feel like the weather is bittersweet.
“I like to do stuff with the kids outside, you know like go sledding and stuff,” said Timothie Burk. “But no I do not like the cold.”

Even though the weather isn’t ideal for everyone, former El Paso-Gridley Principal, Don Juricka, says you can still find a way to have a good day, and make the best of the cold.

“Enjoy the day,” he said. “If you’re staying home enjoy the day, if you’re working, get to bed safely.”

I contacted CUSD #11 to see if students will make up the day before winter break, but the superintendent wasn’t available to confirm.

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