The Montello School District will be closed for the rest of the week, according to police. The school district confirms that the school district will be closed due to flooding.
School officials announced Monday they were canceling classes for Tuesday due to flooding on Highway 22, which they say is an access point for about a third of all students. The school then announced Tuesday they are canceling classes for the full week.
Montello has received 16.2 inches of rainfall, which school officials say is the largest in the state.
School officials also noted that while the sewer system is functioning at full capacity, the addition of nearly 1,000 students and staff could compromise the system.
EARLIER: The Montello School District has canceled classes on Tuesday due to flooding. That’s according to Dr. Margie Banker, the Superintendent of the Montello School District.