Drifting snow, frozen pipes, and other winter hazards this weekend

Drifting snow, frozen pipes, and other winter hazards this weekend

It's cold. Very cold. Even the snowmen have had enough of this spate of winter weather. The snow has stopped, and the sun is shining, but the extreme cold and sharp winds are creating significant hazards that will last into Monday.

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Water main break on south hill creates icy mess in Downtown Ithaca

Water main break on south hill creates icy mess in Downtown Ithaca

Update: City officials say Route 96B on South Hill is closed again after the same water main ruptured a second time. The City of Ithaca had to close Route 96B this morning due to a water main break at the South Hill intersection of South Aurora Street and Pleasant Street.

Water coursing down the hill is reportedly creating wet and icy conditions along Spencer Street and Clinton Street. Pedestrians walking on the south side of Downtown Ithaca should be cautious of icy sidewalks.

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ECAC top spot on the line for Cornell women's hockey on Senior Weekend as men head to snowy New England

ECAC top spot on the line for Cornell women's hockey on Senior Weekend as men head to snowy New England

Now in fourth place in the ECAC Hockey standings, Big Red women's ice hockey goes into Senior Weekend with a chance to grab the regular season title if they win all four remaining games. The women host Harvard on Friday evening and Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon, before a ceremony recognizing the squad's three graduating seniors.

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Ithaca and several other school districts closed due to extreme wind chill

Ithaca and several other school districts closed due to extreme wind chill

Ithaca City School District is one of several closed Friday in the area. With temperatures hovering around zero and wind chill putting the effective temperature as low as 35 below, it's dangerous to be outside. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning that's in effect until 4pm today, and a wind chill watch will be in effect from late Saturday through Monday morning.

Also closed on Friday:

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With extreme cold and a wind chill warning in the forecast, area school districts begin to delay or close for Friday

With extreme cold and a wind chill warning in the forecast, area school districts begin to delay or close for Friday

The temperature is dropping this afternoon from a high in the 20s, and Friday's temperature won't get much above zero in Central New York. Between the cold and forecast winds that could push wind chill values as low as 35 below zero, several schools have already decided to delay opening or close tomorrow.

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Students upset with new health fee planning to protest at Cornell Student Assembly meeting

Students upset with new health fee planning to protest at Cornell Student Assembly meeting

Cornell University students are upset about a health fee announced last week by the University, and some plan to protest this afternoon at a scheduled Student Assembly meeting. The action comes after a group of over 100 students occupied President David Skorton's office and other administrative offices in Day Hall on Monday.

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No pups, but plenty of pints, at Rogues' Harbor for SPCA Pints for Pups fundraiser

No pups, but plenty of pints, at Rogues' Harbor for SPCA Pints for Pups fundraiser

This Thursday evening is the annual "Pints for Pups" craft beer tasting and fundraiser for the SPCA of Tompkins County, at Lansing's Rogues' Harbor Inn. A $15 donation to the SPCA covers tastings with several participating breweries.

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IPD investigating rape in Collegetown, says Cornell

IPD investigating rape in Collegetown, says Cornell

The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a report of rape from an apartment in the 100 block of Dryden Road, in Collegetown, according to an alert from Cornell University. Cornell is required to report certain crimes to the campus community in accordance with the Clery Act of 1998.

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Ithaca's RadioShack store not among those scheduled to be closed in company restructuring

Ithaca's RadioShack store not among those scheduled to be closed in company restructuring

After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on February 5th, RadioShack Corp released a list over the weekend of 1,784 stores it plans to close by the end of March. Ithaca's store isn't on the chopping block yet.

The company, which has operated a chain of electronics stores that dates back to 1921, is closing a first round of 162 stores by February 17th, a second round of 986 stores by February 28th, and a third round of 636 stores by March 31st.

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Ithaca area schools now closed; several districts delaying or closing for the day Monday

Ithaca area schools now closed; several districts delaying or closing for the day Monday

Most school districts in the Ithaca area are now closed, after originally planning to open on a two-hour delay on Monday morning. A slow-moving snowstorm with sleet or freezing drizzle in some areas has made for heavy, wet snow accumulation and icy roads.

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

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