Most schools closed as snowstorm brings dangerous travel conditions

Most schools closed as snowstorm brings dangerous travel conditions

Ithaca City School District and other schools across the area are closed on Monday. The National Weather Service anticipates dangerous travel conditions this morning.

Forecasts are for snow falling early this morning at rates of 1-2 inches per hour until about 7am, and then tapering off. Blowing and drifting snow are likely through the day. Areas to our south are likely to turn to sleet or freezing rain.

The following school districts have announced they'll be closed on Monday:

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The Super Bowl's barely begun, and several school districts are already closed Monday

The Super Bowl's barely begun, and several school districts are already closed Monday

A winter storm warning means it may be slow going on the way home from your Super Bowl party tonight, but the expected snowfall, with 8-12 inches forecast for Central New York through Monday afternoon, has already prompted several area school districts to close tomorrow.

Update Monday morning: Ithaca City School District has joined the list of schools closed for the day on February 2nd.

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For Ithaca Fire Department, a rare chance to revisit a recent happy ending

For Ithaca Fire Department, a rare chance to revisit a recent happy ending

The Ithaca Fire Department says, "If you're looking for an excuse to become CPR certified, here it is." That's after a recent cardiac arrest survivor stopped by IFD's Central Fire Station this weekend to say hi, and thanks.

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Extreme wind chills forecast for tonight, according to National Weather Service

Extreme wind chills forecast for tonight, according to National Weather Service

An actual low temperature overnight approaching zero will combine with sharp winds up to 20mph to bring extreme wind chills as low as -20°F to Central New York on Friday night.

The National Weather Service warns that wind chills in the -15 to -24 range "will bring frostbite quickly to exposed skin." They suggest anyone who must go out should "dress in layers and cover up as much exposed skin as possible."

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Women's hockey kicks off a weekend of awareness events for Cornell Athletics

Women's hockey kicks off a weekend of awareness events for Cornell Athletics

Wear purple, instead of the usual red, to Friday afternoon's Big Red women's hockey game against Union, as Cornell kicks off a weekend of awareness events. It's the annual "Do it for Daron" game to support mental health awareness. On Saturday, fans can sign up for the bone marrow donor registry in case they might be a match for a patient who needs treatment.

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Union movement on the rise for Ithaca College's part-time faculty

Union movement on the rise for Ithaca College's part-time faculty

Since Spring 2014, adjunct professors at Ithaca College have joined the fight for unionization on their campus. Following the announcement of TC3’s proposed union, IC part-time faculty took steps to create their union with Adjunct Action, a project of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200 United. 

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Info session at GIAC Thursday for upcoming IFD firefighter exam

Info session at GIAC Thursday for upcoming IFD firefighter exam

Interested in a career in the fire service? Ithaca Fire Department is holding an entry-level firefighter exam in March, and there's an information session tomorrow at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center for those who'd like to know more.

The deadline is February 12th to sign up for the exam, which will be held Saturday, March 28th. The test is only open to Tompkins County Residents.

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Several school districts canceling after-school and evening activities due to snow

Several school districts canceling after-school and evening activities due to snow

School districts, colleges, government offices, and businesses closer to the east coast are sending people home early today and have already decided to close tomorrow, but here in Central New York, we're hearing from just a few school districts that they're canceling after-school and evening activities due to today's snow.

The following school districts have canceled all after-school and evening activities on Monday:

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Pedestrian struck and killed by TCAT bus on Cornell's north campus

Pedestrian struck and killed by TCAT bus on Cornell's north campus

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a TCAT bus on Jessup Road on Monday morning as Cornell University staff were heading to work, and students were heading to classes, at around 7:30am.

Update: Cornell University has identified the victim of this morning's fatal accident as Angela Stedwell, a staff member in the College of Human Ecology's Department of Human Development.

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All three airlines serving Ithaca Tompkins Airport waiving change fees as blizzard approaches northeast

All three airlines serving Ithaca Tompkins Airport waiving change fees as blizzard approaches northeast

If you're planning to travel in the next few days, a blizzard that forecasters say could dump a couple of feet of snow from the New Jersey coast up through New England could interfere. Airlines serving the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport have all issued exception notices saying they'll waive change fees for affected travelers.

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