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Incoming Winter Weather Closes Local Schools

Due to blizzard-like conditions expected to hit the region, the Jamestown Public Schools District announced all schools will be closed Thursday.

Superintendent Bret Apthorpe on Twitter said: “Due to blizzard forecast Jamestown Public Schools are closed Thursday Feb 27. Stay and read a good book.”

The National Weather Service in Buffalo on Wednesday issued a blizzard warning for the western Southern Tier, bringing total snow accumulation of 1 to 2 feet in some areas in addition to wind gusts as high as 45 to 55 mph.

The combination is expected to result in severe blowing and drifting snow for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and southern Erie counties but expected to hit all of Western New York to some degree.

Also closed on Thursday:

Cassadaga Valley Central School

Central Christian Academy

Chautauqua Lake Central School

Dunkirk City Schools

Erie 2 BOCES-LoGuidice and P-Tech

Falconer Central School

Fredonia Central Schools

Frewsburg Central School

Gowanda Central School

Lakeshore Central

North Collins Central

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School

Panama Central School

Pine Valley Central School

Randolph Central School

Salamanca City Central Schools

Sherman Central School

Silver Creek Central School

Southwestern Central School

Westfield Central

This list will be updated.

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