Dozens of Schools Close, Delay Start Due to Winter Weather - NBC Chicago

Dozens of Schools Close, Delay Start Due to Winter Weather



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    Several Illinois and northwest Indiana schools closed or delayed start times on Wednesday as a mix of freezing rain and snow fell across the Chicago area.

    By Wednesday morning, dozens of schools reported late openings or full closures due to weather.


    A Winter Weather Advisory remained in effect through 12 p.m. for DuPage, Cook, La Salle, Kendall, De Kalb, Kane and Lake counties in Illinois, with a Winter Storm Warning in McHenry County through noon as well.

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    Ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch, plus several inches of snow, were possible before the system was expected to end in the late morning or early afternoon.

    The freezing rain and snow made the morning commute slick and treacherous, with drivers warned to use extra caution.

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

    ABC Preschool, Sycamore: Closed

    Algonquin Lakes Elementary, Algonquin: Opening 2 hours late

    Allendale School - Linc, Woodstock: Closed

    Anderson Elementary School, St. Charles: Opening 2 hours late

    Avon School, Round Lake Beach: Buses running 15 minutes late

    Bell-Graham Elementary School, St. Charles: Opening 2 hours late

    Brooks Elementary, Dekalb: Closed

    Chesterton High School, Chesterton: Opening 2 hours late

    Clay Academy, Woodstock: Closed

    Cornerstone Christian Academy, Sycamore: Closed

    Dekalb High School, Dekalb: Closed

    Dist #207-U (Peotone Community Schools), Peotone: Closed

    Dist #303, St. Charles: Opening 2 hours late

    Dist #427 (Sycamore CUSD 427), Sycamore: Closed

    Eisenhower Elementary School, Crown Point: Opening 2 hours late

    Genoa Middle School, Genoa: Closed

    Genoa-Kingston High School, Genoa: Closed

    Hampshire Elementary School, Hampshire: Opening 2 hours late

    Hanover Central Middle School, Cedar Lake: Opening 2 hours late

    Harvard Junior High School, Harvard: Opening 2 hours late

    Homer Iddings Elementary School, Merrillville: Opening 2 hours late

    Huntley Middle School, Dekalb: Closed

    Kingston Elementary School, Kingston: Closed

    Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest: Opening late at 8:40am

    Lincoln Elementary School, Dekalb: Closed

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

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