School Closings Across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts as Winter Storm Hits the Northeast

Hundreds of schools in the New York tri-state area and New England states are closed, having delayed openings or are closing early due to the winter storm which hit the region over the weekend, causing severe travel disruptions across the country.

All schools in New York City remain open on Monday, however, any afterschool programs requiring student transportation by yellow school bus are canceled, according to the New York City Department of Education. "All other after-school programs (not requiring busing) will continue as planned," the website states.

"We encourage families to pick up children as early as possible in the afternoon/evening; all students will be supervised by teachers or staff until parents are able to get to the school. If you are unsure of whether or not your child's program has been impacted, please contact your school directly," the department notes. Your child's contact information can be found using the Find Your School database search at the department's website.

The Bronx and Brooklyn campuses of Mercy College in New York City as well as the Hudson Country Montessori School in New Rochelle are also closed, News12 New Jersey reports.

All schools within the Central Bucks School District (CBSD) of Pennsylvania have been closed on Monday "due to inclement weather," according to a post by the official CBSD Twitter account.

"Due to inclement weather, all CBSD schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Monday, December 2, 2019," the district office said.

More than 200 schools across New Jersey were reported to be closed or on early dismissal from around 12 or 1 p.m. (local time) on Monday, according to News12 New Jersey.

Schools from the following New Jersey counties were reported to be closed or have early closings on Monday: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren, according to local New Jersey news website

Various schools across New York State, including around 167 in Albany, 93 in Saratoga, 71 in Schenectady and several others counties, are closed on Monday, according to CBS6 News Albany.

Around 225 schools in Connecticut, 142 in Massachusetts, 46 in New Hampshire, 5 in Vermont and 3 in Maine are also reported to be closed on Monday, New England Cable News (NECN) reports.

The handful of schools open in Connecticut are experiencing delays of up to 2 hours for their opening times, while the others are closed on Monday, according to NBC Connecticut.

Several schools in Massachusetts are also experiencing 1 or 2 hour delays, while one school (Y3K Tutor In Your Home) is reported to be on a 3 hour delay, according to NECN.

Around 46 schools are closed in New Hampshire, apart from the Veterans Benefits Administration-New Hampshire R, which is reported to be open from 10 a.m. (Iocal time) on Monday. The Berwick Academy and York County Community College in Maine are also both closed on Monday, while the Saco Public Schools of Maine are on early dismissal, according to NECN.

Five schools in Vermont, including Castleton University (Bennington Campus), Long Trail School, Marion W. Cross Elementary School and Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union, are closed on Monday, the NECN reports.

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A school bus is stopped in Manhattan's East Village on January 15, 2013 in New York City. Getty Images