With an estimated 10-15 inches of snow in the forecast for the area, Mayor de Blasio said New York City Public Schools would be closed on Thursday.
Due to expected significant snowfall all @NYCSchools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Feb 9.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) February 8, 2017
More than a million students attend the city's public school system, the largest in the nation. Many other school officials base their decision to cancel school on the city's.
The last time the city closed public schools due to snow was Jan. 27, 2015.
You can see an updated list of closures for the region as they become available from our partners at NBC 4 New York.