Minneapolis, St. Paul schools closed Tuesdayby Melanie Sommer, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Public schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul will remain closed for another day Tuesday, in the wake of the massive snowstorm that hit the region over the weekend.
Both districts -- along with dozens of others around the region -- cancelled classes on Monday because school buses would have a hard time navigating streets that have not been cleared of snow. That plowing has not yet been completed.
School officials say they are also concerned about the safety of students who would have to wait for buses outside in bitter cold temperatures.
St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Valeria Silva says "logistical challenges" are still a factor in getting the children to school. Many school bus routes remain partially blocked. Also, wind chills are dangerously cold and having students standing outside for buses that could be delayed isn't safe.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman says he disagrees with the decision to close schools again Tuesday. Coleman says he's personally toured the city and found the majority of streets have been cleared. He says a second day off puts an undue burden on parents and families.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)