A number of schools in Tompkins County are closed Monday after overnight storms hit the area, and more snow is expected all day.

The Ithaca City School District cancelled school Monday, as well as all school-sponsored after school and evening activities.

The school districts of Dryden, Lansing, Groton, Newfield and Trumansburg are also closed Monday due to the weather. Tompkins Cortland Community College is also closed.

Tompkins County remains under a lake effect snow warning until 7 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Areas under the warning may see an additional four to eight inches of snow Monday, bringing total storm totals up to 10 to 20 inches of snow.

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The NWS warns that heavy snow may make travel difficult and some road “impassable” with occasional white outs. Wind speeds Monday will be 15 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 45 mph.

Isolated power outages are also possible Monday, the NWS says. At 8 a.m. Monday, NYSEG was reporting about 370 people without power in Tompkins County. Most outages were in Dryden. By 11:30 a.m., that number had gone down to 128 outages.

Other cancellations:

  • The Tompkins County Public Library is closed.
  • A traffic safety presentation planned by the Ithaca Police Department for 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled. Reschedule date to be announced.
  • Curbside recycling may be delayed Monday. All routes have been running behind. Streets and roads not serviced Monday will be attempted Tuesday. Residents should leave recyclables at the curb to be picked up.

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Kelsey O'Connor

Kelsey O'Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at koconnor@ithacavoice.com and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor.