Palmer and Wasilla schools closed Monday for freezing rain

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Schools in Palmer and Wasilla are closed Monday, Feb. 26 following freezing rain overnight.

According to Gennifer Dahlquist, administrative secretary for the superintendent's office in the Mat-Su Borough School District, they were getting a later start warning people of the closure due to the unexpected poor weather.

"We were expecting some snow overnight, but the freezing rain is worse," Dahlquist said. According to the district, elementary, middle, and high schools in the area of Palmer and Wasilla will be shut down for the day.

Despite the widespread closure, the following district schools will remain open, according to Dahlquist:

Glacier View, Talkeetna Elementary, Trapper Creek Elementary, Willow Elementary, Beryozova and Su Valley HS.