Ithaca and surrounding schools closed due to early wintry weather

Ithaca City School District and several surrounding districts have elected to close for the day on Monday due to the snowy, windy weather conditions.

Closed for the day on November 21st:

Ithaca City School District
Lansing Central School District
Dryden Central School District
Trumansburg Central School District
Newfield Central School District

Groton Central School District
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Watkins Glen Central School District
Binghamton City School District
Owego Apalachin Central School District
Marathon Central School District

Namaste Montessori School

Odessa-Montour Central School District has closed for the day. They were originally on a two-hour delay.

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

SUNY Cortland has canceled classes for today. Staff and faculty who are concerned about travel conditions “are encouraged to use accrued time and not report to work.”

Photo courtesy Jennifer Guarneri.

Photo courtesy Jennifer Guarneri.

According to the Ithaca Fire Department, a “no unnecessary travel” order has been issued for the Ithaca area.

Cars and even snow plows were getting stuck in heavy snow drifts. This photo courtesy of Jennifer Guarneri was taken this morning at the intersection of Hanshaw Road and West Dryden Road.

New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) says about 370 customers in Tompkins County are without electricity this morning, mostly in the Dryden and Groton areas. NYSEG says power will be restored to most areas by about noon, though they’re estimating late afternoon for some customers.

Remember to clear all the snow off your car, especially all lights and windows, and turn on your lights when driving in bad weather.

Ithaca Fire Department reminds 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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