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Illinois Schools Close Early, After School Programs Canceled During New Round of Winter Weather

By Tuesday afternoon, dozens of schools reported early dismissals or the cancellation of after school activities due to the weather

Several Illinois schools began closing early Tuesday as a new round of winter weather threatened to bring more snow and ice to the area. 

By Tuesday afternoon, dozens of schools reported early dismissals or the cancellation of after school activities due to the weather.  

Hundreds of flights were already canceled and black ice warnings were issued Tuesday morning. 

A Winter Weather Advisory began across the chicago area at 9 a.m. Tuesday and continues through Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon for most locations. The timing and precipitation estimates vary across the area (see a breakdown by county here). 

Some locations could see as much as 5 inches of snow mixed with ice accumulations of up to two tenths of an inch before the system comes to an end Wednesday, making travel conditions dangerous for several hours. 

"A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving," the alert states. 

The wintry mix comes just days after a snowstorm dumped several inches of snow across the area, with some spots seeing more than 10 inches. 

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Here's a look at some of the schools announcing closures as part of the winter weather:

A.O. Marshall School, Joliet: No after school sports or activities

Aptakisic Junior High School, Buffalo Grove: No after school activities

Aspire Charter Academy, Gary: Closing early at 1:50 p.m.

Brook Elementary, DeKalb: Closing early at 1 p.m.

Carl Sandburg School, Joliet: No afterschool sports of activities

Chicago Children's Choir: Rehearsals cancleed for Albany Park, Beverly and Hyde Park

Clinton Rosette Middle School, DeKalb: Closing early at 1 p.m.

DeKalb High School: Closing early at 1 p.m.

Dirksen Jr. High School, Joliet: No after school activities

Huntley Middle School, DeKalb: Closing early at 1 p.m.

Kankakee Community College, Kankakee: Closing early at 2 p.m.

Lincoln Elementary School, DeKalb: Closing early at 1 p.m.

Matthews Middle School, Island Lake: Closing early at 2:20 p.m.

Perspectives Charter Schools: Campus closed due to power outage

River Forest Community School Corporation, Hobart: Closing two hours early

Click here for a full list of school closings and cancellations.

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