Snow to Taper Off Around Midnight, Schools Open Tomorrow

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Photo: Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times

NYC young’uns hoping for a second straight day of Xbox and Not Having To Get Dressed are out of luck, as Mayor Bloomberg announced tonight that school will be back in session Thursday.

In a press conference, the Mayor called the storm "a bit of an on-again, off-again affair."

"Sorry about that for those who wanted another day off," he apologized.


About 2,100 Department of Sanitation employees are working overtime tonight so that streets and major thoroughfares will be clear by tomorrow morning. About nine inches of snow had fallen in Central Park by 7 p.m. tonight, according to the National Weather Service, and anywhere from 10 to 15 inches of total snowfall are predicted for most of New York City before the storm ends around midnight.

Snowstorm, wind disrupt NYC but school open Thurs [NYP]