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Hours before Wednesday's expected winter storm arrived, dozens of school districts announced they were closed for the day.

The closing list quickly grew from a handful to more than 400 by 8 a.m.

Cleveland Metropolitan Schools announced their closure at 5:53 a.m.

FULL LIST | School closings

FORECAST | Tracking the winter storm

Some of the other districts who canceled classes for the day include Ashland City Schools, Avon Lake City Schools, Black River Local Schools, Elyria City Schools, Field Local Schools, Huron City Schools, Lorain City Schools, Parma City Schools, Sandusky City Schools.

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