All school field trips are canceled, however, Fariña said about 2 a.m. Wednesday. Families with busing issues are asked to call 718-392-8855.
Parents, as always, should exercise their own judgment with regard to their children,” the schools chancellor said. “Safety is a top priority for the department.”
They were kept open Jan. 22, during the next storm that left the city with almost a foot of snow.
Two to four inches of snow is predicted for the area, as well as about one third of an inch of ice, the National Weather Service said.
Mayor Bill de Blasio warned city residents of a “difficult morning commute.”
A “hazardous travel advisory” is in effect for the area Wednesday, the New York City Office of Emergency Management said. The Department of Sanitation issued a ‘snow alert’ for Tuesday, starting at 10 p.m.
About eight inches were already dumped on the area Monday. Another storm is expected this weekend.