Yukon schools to go virtual for Tuesday

Ice storm warning issued through Wednesday

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Tree limbs are sagging and falling across Yukon Monday as an ice storm warning is in effect. (Photo by Brian Dunning)

Yukon is under an ice storm warning in effect until 1 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service reports.

Yukon Public Schools will have a virtual day of learning for all grades Tuesday, according to a post from the district.

Yukon schools Redstone Intermediate and Surrey Hills Elementary lost power Monday morning as freezing rain coated elevated surfaces, tree limbs and power lines across Canadian County.

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Parents were urged to pick up their students early, according to a post on social media from the Yukon Schools district.

All after school activities, practices and events are canceled Monday in Yukon. The district website asks those in the district to check on school closure news as weather situations develop.

Periods of significant icing will last through Wednesday with accumulations of up to a half of an inch, the weather service reports. Travel is discouraged.

Early Tuesday temperatures will drop with a mix of sleet after 4 a.m. and a low of 27 degrees. North winds will gust up to 25 mph with a 70% chance of precipitation. A tenth of an inch of ice is possible.

The high temperature Tuesday will be 33 with a north wind gusting around 24 mph. More ice accumulation is expected. The freezing rain will not let up Wednesday but sunshine will return by the afternoon Thursday and Friday, the weather service reports. Saturday and Sunday temperatures will be in the 60s with sunny skies.

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