Storm causes school delays, closings

Posted at: 03/08/2013 9:48 AM
Updated at: 03/08/2013 4:08 PM
By: AP

Photo: Paul Donahue
Photo: Paul Donahue

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Dozens of schools in the Albany area delayed the start of classes and several closed because of slick driving conditions caused by the storm system that buried parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.

The National Weather Service reports that the storm has dumped several inches of snow on parts of eastern New York, from 2 inches in Sullivan County on the Pennsylvania border to 4 inches in Ulster and Dutchess Counties.
The majority of the two-hour school delays Friday morning are in the Albany area, while most of the closings are reported by districts outside Poughkeepise.
Forecasters say the storm could dump up to 8 inches in some parts of the Hudson Valley by the time it moves out of the region later Friday.
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