(UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.) Due to blowing and drifting snow and road closures, area schools are already canceling classes for Monday or scheduling delays.
Power and Heart Butte Public Schools and Greenfield School near Fairfield have canceled Monday classes while Browning Public Schools will begin an hour late at 9 a.m. Browning's school buses will not run.
Fairfield Public School bus routes 3 and 5 are the only buses that will run on Monday, however, the buses will not leave the highway.
The Blackfeet Early Childhood Center will begin at 9 a.m. but buses will not run. Staff is required to be to work at their regular scheduled time.
Blackfeet Community College will open at 9 a.m. for staff only. Classes will resume on Tuesday.
(1st Report, 6:36 p.m.) Power and Heart Butte Public Schools have canceled Monday classes due to blowing and drifting snow and road closures while Browning Public Schools will begin an hour late.
Heart Butte Superintendent Lee Folley said in a Facebook post that he came across a three-foot high drift and spoke with community members who told him about 10-foot drifts behind the ministore in Heart Butte.
He added that road conditions are too dangerous for people to safely transport kids to and from school.
The high wind gusts, low visibility, and drifting snow also prompted a change in plans for the Heart Butte basketball teams.
Folley posted that due to conditions in Heart Butte, he feels it would be irresponsible to send a bus to Great Falls.
The basketball teams will stay in Great Falls on Sunday night with hopes of getting the girls team home on Monday and sending the boys team to Butte to prepare for the state tournament.
Browning Public Schools announced that school will start an hour late on Monday at 9 a.m. and buses will not run.