LOGAN — Utah State University is closing early because of an impending blizzard.

The university announced plans to close at 2 p.m. Tuesday in advance of a winter storm expected to sweep south from Idaho.

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The Utah Department of Transportation issued an advisory saying heavy snow and wind could last up to four hours.

University offices are due reopen at 9 a.m. Wednesday, although students have the day off for the Thanksgiving holiday.

In Salt Lake County, the Granite School District canceled district activities after 3 p.m. Tuesday, including sports, plays and a school board meeting.

West Valley City, the state's second-largest city, is closing its offices at 3 p.m. and canceling a council meeting scheduled for Tuesday night.