Buffalo Schools Close for Second Straight Day Due to Storm Aftermath
The mid-January snowstorm that hit western New York on Monday, January 17, 2022, is closing the area's largest public school system for another day as Buffalo attempts to dig out.
After the confusion surrounding if schools were going to be open or closed on Tuesday, January 18, 2022; officials from the Buffalo Public School announced via their Official Facebook Account that in-person instruction is being halted on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, for the second straight day.
While the physical school buildings will be closed to students, staff, and administrators; classes are set to resume using remote technology. Students are expected to follow their normal class schedule online using Microsoft Teams and the Schoology App.
Many streets within the city of Buffalo remain clogged with snow after the storm, which dropped more than 16 inches of snow at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport according to the National Weather Service. Unofficial totals have that snowfall with the city limits to around 20 inches.
In addition to the city of Buffalo Public Schools announcing the closing, other schools in Buffalo are following suit. You can get a complete list of current closures right here on our school closings page.
Snow removal crews better work fast because Accuweather is predicting another blast of cold snowy weather to hit the area starting late Wednesday night and going into Thursday afternoon. This storm is currently moving east from northern Canada and will sweep across much of New York State.