New York City says its public school system will remain open despite the snow.
School Chancellor Cathie Black made the announcement at 5 a.m. today. But she said all field trips planned for the day will be canceled.
New York City public schools have only closed six times since 1978.
Snow started falling late last night. By 4 a.m., 8.8 inches had fallen on Central Park.
Meanwhile, there are transit delays but no so far no cancelled subway lines. Uptown- and Bronx-bound 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains, and the A, E, D, and F lines in both directions are running local during various parts of their routes, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.
The Long Island Railroad is operating on a reduced weekday schedule and there is no diesel service east of Speonk or east of Ronkonkoma. Metro-North is running on a Sunday schedule and service on the Waterbury branch has been cancelled, according to the MTA’s website.
(Source: NY Post)