NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - Many schools in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut are reporting closures for Wednesday, March 21, 2018, because of the potential for heavy accumulation of snow. All New York City public schools will be closed, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
The peak of the snowfall is expected during school and business hours on Wednesday, prompting the school closures. New York City's afterschool programs, adult education, YABC programs, and PSAL activities are also canceled, the Department of Education announced. SAT School Day administration will be postponed to Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The mayor said New Yorkers and visitors should stay off the roads if possible.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the entire New York area. New York City and surrounding areas could get 9 to 14 inches of snow with locally higher amounts possible. Also, strong winds could bring down trees and power lines across the region.
The combination of heavy wet snow and strong northeast winds gusting up to 40 mph could lead to extensive power outages in the worst-case scenario of the storm.