Ithaca, N.Y. — A storm expected to dump 8 to 12 inches of snow on Ithaca is now in its second day.
Here are five new developments about the storm, which began yesterday and is expected to continue to 1 a.m. Tuesday morning:
1 — ICSD closes, TC3 closed
The following local school districts are closed:
— Cascadilla School;
— New Roots;
TC3 is on a late start.
(Update 9 a.m. — TC3 is now also closed)
2 — No serious accidents yet
The Tompkins County 911 Dispatch Center reports that there have been no serious accidents since the snowstorm began late Sunday.
“Nothing at all so far yet … finger crossed,” one dispatcher said. “I think the school delay is probably helping.”
3 — Snow totals downgraded
The National Weather Service said that expected snow totals for the Ithaca region had been downgraded by about “one to three inches” Monday morning.
“Most of the heavy precipitation is moving east, out of the Finger Lakes,” reports Finger Lakes Weather. “However, the snow may fill back in over the central and eastern Finger Lakes this morning and early afternoon”
4 — Warning cut down
The winter storm warning was initially supposed to last into Tuesday morning around 8 a.m.
That’s been shifted — the National Weather Service now predicts that the advisory/warning will end 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to its latest briefing.
5 — Flights on time
As of 7:30 a.m., no flights had been canceled at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. Check back on that for updates.