Because of a continuing winter storm that started Sunday night, Kenai Peninsula School District schools in the Homer and Anchor Point area will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 7, according to a notice from the school district on Monday evening.
The affected schools are Chapman School, Connections Homeschool (Homer), Fireweed Academy, Homer Flex School, Homer High School, Homer Middle School, Kachemak Selo School, McNeil Canyon Elementary School, Nikolaevsk School, Paul Banks Elementary School, Razdolna School, Voznesenka School and West Homer Elementary School.
Remaining open on a normal schedule are Nanwalek, Ninilchik, Port Graham and Susan B. English schools.
Homer and Anchor Point area schools closed early on Monday because of the storm. According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm warning remains in effect until 8 a.m. Tuesday south of Clam Gulch. Heavy snow and blowing snow are expected, with additional accumulations of 6 to 10 inches along with southeast winds gusting to 35 mph on Monday evening. Worse conditions are expected along the Homer Bluff, Diamond Ridge and the hills north of Homer. Heavy snow will resume overnight. Expect more blowing snow as winds shift to westerly and temperatures cool Tuesday morning.