Schools closed due to freezing rain

Freezing rain moved in to the area overnight and encased everything in a coat of ice, and as a result all the Bend-Lapine schools are closed today. According to KTVZ:

NeighborImpact said its Bend and La Pine HeadStart classes were closed for the day. Redmond’s HeadStart canceled its morning and midday classes.

Word also came of canceled classes and Trinity Lutheran School and Bend Parks and Rec’s Kids Inc.

The National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory through 10 a.m. Tuesday, warning of accumulations of up to one-tenth of an inch of ice.. Shaw said warmer temperatures above the surface allowed the precipitation to fall as rain — then freeze on contact with the frozen ground.

So be very, very careful if you have to drive anywhere this morning.