Updated: Mar 18, 2020
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TCAT service to resume starting 3 p.m. 2/7/20
Due to improved road conditions, TCAT’s service will resume starting at 3 p.m. Fri., Feb. 7.
Riders should check schedules for departing times and locations. Also please check TCAT’s Bus Tracker at: https://realtimetcatbus.availtec.com/InfoPoint/. Though conditions are better there could be sporadic delays and other weather-related problems affecting travel. TCAT asks riders for their patience and to be at their bus stops on time. Dress warmly!
Schools closed Friday:
Ithaca City School District
Trumansburg Central School District
Lansing Central School District
Groton Central School District
Newfield Central School District
Dryden Central School District
Spencer - Van Etten Central School District
South Seneca Central School District
Corning - Painted Post Area School District
Syracuse City School District
Binghamton City School District
Odessa-Montour Central School District
Horseheads Central School District
Candor Central School District
Marathon Central School District
Newark Valley Central School District
Whitney Point Central School District
Cornell University has canceled classes effective 9:55am. The campus remains open.
Ithaca College is closed as of 7am Friday. All classes are canceled and offices are closed. Essential services including dining will be provided but may be limited.
Tompkins Cortland Community College is closed Friday. All day and evening classes are canceled at all locations. Food service is available from 10am-2pm.
Wells College is now closed and all classes are canceled. They were originally on a two-hour delay. Wells College dining hall will be open as usual.
Binghamton University has canceled classes. Employees are expected to report but use their discretion.
Racker Wilkins Preschool is closed Friday and Wilkins Daycare is on a two-hour delay.
Racker Owego Preschool and Cortland Preschool are closed. Cortland Daycare is on a two-hour delay.
Parent/teacher conferences scheduled for today at New Roots Charter School have been rescheduled for next Friday, February 14th.
The Dryden Town Hall
Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori
Ithaca Montessori School
Ithaca Community Childcare Center (IC3)
Tompkins County Public Library
The SPCA of Tompkins County
Ithaca YMCA closing at 9am
Lansing Town Hall
The Cornell Store on the Commons
Museum of the Earth will be closed on Friday, 2/7/20, due to forecasted Winter storm: Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, New York, will be closed on Friday, 2/7/20, due to forecasted Winter storm. We will reopen on Saturday. Sunday at the Museum of the Earth is Winter Free Day with free admission from 10 – 5 pm. Join us down at Cinemapolis on Saturday, 2/8/20 at 2 pm for the first event of our Darwin Days celebration—the film “Wings of Life”. Find out more about Darwin Days events on our website: https://priweb.org/darwindays.
The Moravia CSD will be closed today.
Curbside Recycling Collection Suspended, Will Continue Saturday
Due to inclement winter weather, curbside recycling collection in Tompkins County has been suspended for Friday, February 7th. Any roads that have not yet been serviced will be attempted the following day, February 8th.
If your recycling has not been collected, please leave it at the curb. If possible, clear bins from any snow so that drivers can see and access the materials for collection.
The Tompkins County Sheriff has issued a travel advisory, urging drivers to "use caution while driving and avoid any unnecessary travel." The travel advisory does not restrict travel.
Tompkins County Sheriff Derek Osborne has issued an updated travel advisory, urging NO UNNECESSARY TRAVEL because of deteriorating road conditions.
Hazardous driving conditions do currently exist in areas throughout the county. Snowfall will likely be heavy through the midday hours, with snowfall rates of 2 - 3 inches per hour possible. The snow will begin to taper off with improved driving conditions anticipated by mid-afternoon.
In order for crews to do their jobs in clearing roadways, you are urged to stay at home or at work where it is safe until the storm passes.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
For the most up to date weather information, visit https://www.weather.gov/bgm/
Several Cornell Dining eateries have limited hours or are closed today.