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      Winter storm shuts down Truman

      This round of winter weather also caused a Heartland university to close.

      For the first time this winter, Truman State University cancelled classes. Students, faculty, and staff were told to stay home due to the weather conditions Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

      Truman President Dr. Troy Paino made the call Tuesday night and says the decision was in everyone's best interest.

      "The number one concern is the safety of the students and the safety of the people that work here and their ability to get to campus safely so we just made the call that today was not a safe day. That we shouldn't be encouraging students, staff, and faculty to get out on the streets and make it to campus and classes," Paino said.

      Dr. Paino said he makes the decision to close the university based on input from students, staff, and weather forecasts.

      Crews spent most of Wednesday working to clear entryways, sidewalks, and streets across campus.

      The university will officially re-open at midnight and classes will resume on Thursday.