Some Tri-Lakes schools dismiss early for snow (3rd update)

Several local schools will dismiss students early today as more snowfall is forecast.

The Lake Placid Central School District will release middle-high school students at 11:10 a.m. and elementary school students at 11:50 a.m. St Agnes School will close at 11:30.

The Saranac Lake Central School District will release middle school students at 10:40 a.m., high school students at 10:50 and elementary school students at Petrova and Bloomingdale schools at 11:45. St. Bernard’s will close at 10:30.

In Tupper Lake, there are no plans to release students early, at least for now.

“We’re just going to monitor the weather over the next couple of hours, but I don’t foresee an early dismissal here,” district Superintendent Seth McGowan said. “If things change, then that will change.”

In Saranac Lake, there will be no afternoon pre-kindergarten. District-wide, all afternoon and evening activities have been canceled.

Keene Central School closed before the day got under way. Other schools in the Adirondacks are closed today while some operated on two-hour delays.

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts has also canceled all after-school activities today.

Paul Smith’s College will close its campus at 12:35 p.m., canceling all classes and activities after that today.

No snow-related accidents had been reported in the Tri-Lakes area as of 10 o’clock this morning. The Associated Press reported that a 69-year-old Illinois woman was killed in a crash on snow-covered roads in Steuben County. In the Hudson Valley this morning, state police covering a four-county area responded to more than 80 auto accidents related to sleet and freezing rain, according to the AP.

The National Weather Service reported snowfall totals early this morning up to 10 inches in Saratoga County. The storm is mostly impacting the eastern half of upstate New York, although weather advisories are in effect for some counties in western New York.

Contact Chris Morris at 518-891-2600 ext. 25 or