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Northern California Storm: List Of School, Business Closures

Janet Hudson / Flickr

Janet Hudson / Flickr

Schools and businesses have announced that it will be closed Thursday due to the powerful storm moving through the Sacramento region.

Sacramento Zoo

  • The Sacramento Zoo will be closed to visitors Dec. 11 due to the high winds.

Fairytale Town

  • Fairytale Town is closed Dec. 11 due to the weather

Some ski resorts are closing for the day due to the storm:


  • The resort is closed for the day due to winds. The resort will reopen Dec. 12.

 Boreal Mountain Resort

  • The resort is suspending operations due to the high winds and snow. 
Some events have also been canceled because of the weather including Santa in Natomas for Dec. 11 and 12. The event has been rescheduled. Follow updates here.

State Park Closures For Dec. 11

Bay Area: 

San Luis Obispo:

  • Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument (Hearst Castle) is closed today due to safety concerns pertaining to high winds and rain.  No daytime or evening tours will be available today.  The Visitor Center will remain open regular hours.

Santa Cruz County

Monterey County

Mendocino County

San Mateo County:

Monterey County:

Other State Parks:

South Lake Tahoe Schools

  • Per YubaNet.com, South Lake Tahoe Unified School District schools are releasing students early due to power outages.

San Joaquin Delta College

  • The school has issued an emergency closure until 6 a.m. on Dec. 12. Check for updates here.

Waldorf School in Fair Oaks

  • School will be closed Thursday due to the storm

Sacramento Valley Charter School

  • The school will be closed Dec. 11.

St. Francis Catholic High School

  • The school will be closed Dec. 11 due to the weather. School resumes Dec. 12. 

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California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson released this message about Thursday's storm.

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Plan for Possible School Closures Because of Storm

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that schools may seek relief from loss of funding if they close as a result of the major winter storm.

“I urge everyone to use common sense and to avoid taking unnecessary risks, especially when taking their children to and from school in the heavy rain and strong wind gusts,” said Torlakson. “The safety of our students, parents, teachers, school employees, and communities is our top priority.”

Local educational agencies may lose Average Daily Attendance (ADA) funding if their facilities are used as community shelters, forced to close because of a natural disaster, or when the Governor declares a state of emergency. In such situations, the California Education Code allows the State Superintendent to authorize ADA credit for the days that schools are closed.

Local educational agencies may receive ADA credit for all purposes and instructional time credit for the days and minutes lost due to an emergency closure.

-Capital Public Radio Staff