Conditions are going to be icy and slick for your Thursday in Western New York, and some schools and businesses have modified their hours to prepare for the winter storm. 

Buffalo, New York is no stranger to these winter storms, including but not limited to snow, ice, freezing rain, subzero temperatures, and more. 

While most people are accustomed to these kinds of storms, it can cause some of us to dismiss these conditions as “the normal,” but meteorologist News 4 Mike Cejka posted on Twitter to give a little more insight into what kind of storm it is. 

I don't believe that I eluded to this as a doomsday event, but considering the potential significant  impact for some of the region, with over an inch of liquid precip on the way, falling at a temp of freezing or below freezing for some. It's my job to prepare people.”

Many businesses and schools have announced closures and delays as they prepare for these existing conditions for Thursday. 

  • AkronNewstead Senior Center - closed today

  • Alexander Central Schools - closed today

  • Amherst Senior Services - classes canceled

  • Attica Central School District - closed today

  • Bishop Timon/St. Jude School - closed today

  • Board of Block Clubs of Buffalo & Erie County - meeting canceled

  • Boys & Girls Club, Babcock - delayed 2 hours

  • Boys & Girls Club, John F. Beecher - delayed 2 hours

  • Boys & Girls Club, Masten - delayed 2 hours

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo - delayed 2 hours

  • Bryant & Stratton, Amherst - remote learning in progress

  • Bryant & Stratton, Southtowns - remote learning in progress

  • Buffalo State University - evening classes cancelled

  • Byron Bergen Central Schools - closed today

  • Cazenovia Neighborhood Library - closed today

  • Cheektowaga Senior Center - closed today

  • Christian Central Academy - remote learning in progress

  • Clarence Senior Center - closed today

  • Creative Play Learning Center - closed today

  • Early Childhood Research Ctr, UB North - closed today

  • Empower Children’s Academy - closed today

  • Genesis Preschool - closed today

  • Holley Central Schools - closed today

  • Holy Ghost Lutheran School - closed today

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lockport - services canceled

  • Kiddie Haven Day Care - closed today

  • Knights of Columbus, Father Justin - bingo canceled

  • Lancaster Senior Center - closed today

  • Lewiston-Porter Central Schools - remote learning in progress

  • Little Wonders Early Childhood Ctr. - closed today

  • Lockport Day Hab-DD50 - closed today

  • Medina Central Schools - closed today

  • Millersport Day Hab - closed today

  • Newfane Central Schools - closed today

  • Niagara Charter School - closed today

  • Niagara Falls Boys & Girls’ Club - closed today

  • Niagara Falls City Schools - closed today

  • North Tonawanda City Schools - closed today

  • North Tonawanda Public Library - closed today

  • Oakfield-Alabama Central Schools - closed today

  • Pavilion Central Schools - closed today

  • Pendleton Food Pantry - closed today

  • Rural Niagara Transportation -  services canceled

  • Smarty Pants Childcare - delayed 2 hours

  • Wyoming Central Schools - closed today

  • YWCA School House Commons Daycare - closed today

You can find more closures and updated hours when you visit WGRZ’s website. 

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