NYC Snowstorm: New York City Public Schools Close Due To Blizzard
Updare made on 10/02/10 at 9:30am:
New York City schools have been closed today due to the snowstorm that has hit New York, the East Coast, and many areas of the Midwest. Eight inches of snow have fallen in the city, and another foot of snow is expected today as the New York City blizzard continues.
Up to six inches of snow have fallen across the city, and a total of up a foot of snow is expected today across the five boroughs. The heaviest snowfall and windy, blizzard-like conditions are expected between noon and 5 p.m.
Public schools in New York City have been closed today as well as Catholic schools in the Bronx, Staten Island and Manhattan. The announcement to close all New York City public schools was made yesterday by the New York City Department of Education in order to allow people to prepare for the snowstorm and avoid commuting. Offices remain open today, however, with the exception of New York City courts which will be closed today.
Public transportation continues as normal with busses running at normal service. New York City citizens are still advised to avoid unnecessary transportation, especially on roads. It is currently -1C in New York City with a low of -3C expected for today as the New York City snowstorm continues.
Original Story from 09/02/10:
The New York City Department of Education has decided to close New York City public schools tomorrow (Wednesday February 10) due to the heavy snow conditions. This announcement comes just one day before the second big snowstorm is set to hit the New York area among others. While the weather conditions are manageable at the moment, the decision was made based on the snowstorm forecast for worsening weather that will occur tomorrow.
New York City public schools will be closed on Wednesday, the Department of Education announced on Tuesday in a pre-emptive decision one day before a significant winter storm is due to hit the region.
Catholic schools in the area will also be closed, the Archdiocese of New York and the Brooklyn Diocese said.
Private schools in New York City will likely be closed tomorrow in addition to public schools, but many have not yet made any formal announcement. As of now, all New York City public schools will be closed tomorrow due to snow. Weather forecasts currently predict between 8 and 13 inches of snow to fall in New York City and Long Island tomorrow. New York City Department of Education Chancellor Joel Klein has made the news official witrh this statement:
All New York City public schools will be closed tomorrow “due to anticipated inclement weather conditions,” Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education Joel Klein said in an e-mailed statement.