With high winds creating blizzard-like conditions across a large portion of Iowa, some area school districts are either cancelling or delaying the start of classes today (Monday, Feb. 8, 2016).

A blizzard warning is posted for Butler, Floyd, Grundy and Hardin counties until 6 p.m. A winter weather advisory is in effect for Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, Tama and Winneshiek, also until 6 p.m.

Light snow showers and northwest winds at 25 to 30 m.p.h., with gusts as high as 45 m.p.h, will reduce visibility to around one-half mile at times, especially in rural areas. Blowing and drifting snow will make travelling difficult.

Check the list of schools delaying the start of classes below.

Aplington-Parkersburg: NOW CLOSED
BCLUW: Delayed 2 hours
Charles City: NOW CLOSED
Clarksville: NOW CLOSED
Gladbrook-Reinbeck: CLOSED
Grundy Center: CLOSED
Howard-Winneshiek: Delayed 2 hours
Janesville: Delayed 2 hours; No morning latchkey
Nashua-Plainfield: NOW CLOSED
North Butler: NOW CLOSED; All activities cancelled
Sumner-Fredericksburg: Classes starting on time; Before school activities cancelled.