Some schools delayed or closing across the area

December 10, 2014 by Mark H. Anbinder

A storm that remained mostly to our east through Tuesday is bringing light snow to the Ithaca area now, and some area schools are delaying opening or are closed for the day.

Lansing Central School District is dismissing early today, at 1pm for middle and high schools and 2pm for elementary school. After-school program is closed, and tonight’s concert is rescheduled for 12/15.

Trumansburg Central School District is dismissing all grades K-12 at 1pm and all after-school activities are canceled. The Trumansburg Afterschool Program will remain open until all students are picked up.

Watkins Glen Central School District is dismissing today at 1pm. Odessa-Montour BC Cate is dismissing at 12:30pm and Hanlon and high school will dismiss at 1pm.

Ithaca City School District is open but has canceled all after-school and evening activities. There will be no late bus transportation.

Newfield Central School District is canceling all after-school and evening activities. After-school childcare will remain open, but parents are asked to pick up their children as soon as possible.

The following schools are closed:

  • Newark Valley Central School District 
  • Cortland City School District
  • Norwich City School District
  • Whitney Point Central School District
  • Homer Central School District
  • Groton Central School District
  • Union-Endicott Central School District

Dryden Central School District opened on a one-hour delay.  All after-school and evening activities are canceled. The MS Chorus Concert will now be held with the MS Band Concert next Wednesday, December 17th at 7pm.



Tompkins-Cortland Community College is closed today. All day and evening classes at all locations are canceled. Students in residence halls can get meals at the TC3 Eatery from 10am-2pm.

Meteorologist Drew Montreuil from Finger Lakes Weather says he expects "snow will last well into the afternoon for areas seeing snow now, and it will last into the overnight for areas further west not yet seeing it."

If you can avoid driving, stay off the roads. Mixed precipitation overnight could lead to slippery conditions. If you do need to drive, allow extra time to get where you're going. Drew Montreuil told his readers this morning, "Avoid travel if you can today, as road conditions will likely only get worse across most of the Finger Lakes."

The National Weather Service late this morning said heavy snow is "causing very dangerous travel conditions from the Syracuse area south to near Binghamton on Interstate 81, and along the New York State Thruway between Montezuma and Syracuse."

TCAT says poor road conditions are causing systemwide delays for buses in the area. They ask riders to be patient, dress warm, and be at stops on time.

The City of Ithaca reminds area homeowners and businesses that they must shovel the full width of paved sidewalk on their property within 24 hours of the start of snowfall, or the City may have it done at the owner's expense. Please clear snow thoroughly so everyone can get around.

And the Ithaca Fire Department asks everyone to shovel out fire hydrants near their homes and businesses so they can be seen and accessed if they're needed.

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