The weather has been hitting Western New York hard these last few days, and it doesn't look like it's going to let up soon. After a very short reprieve from the Lake Effect storm that hit Buffalo over the weekend, the machine has kicked up again, and we're feeling it.

Erie County really didn't have the chance to dig out from winter storm Gerri before another 3 to 4 feet of snow started falling all over the area; it has enough impact that school districts are making a decision many didn't expect to have to make.

Due to the continuing, severe snowstorm, the Buffalo Public Schools will remain closed on Thursday, January 18, 2024. All students and staff are to stay home. Please follow all guidance from the city and county and stay safe and warm.
-Buffalo Public Schools


Many Western New York Schools To Will Remain Closed On Thursday

School districts all over the region have announced they will remain closed and will not reopen on Thursday, January 18, 2024.

From Buffalo Public to Amherst Central, Orchard Park to Ken-Ton, districts all over Western New York plan to keep kids home on Thursday as the region tries to dig out from several feet of snow that have fallen in the last five days. As the day goes on, there will surely be additional closure announcements.

Conditions are bad enough that Erie County officials are urging local businesses to close early on Wednesday and consider closing on Thursday.

You can get a complete list of closed schools on our School Closing page.

If you look at the recent updates from the National Weather Service, all of these closings seem more than justified since more snow is heading to Buffalo.

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