The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for Pearl River and the surrounding area that will remain in effect until 1 p.m. Friday.
The warning calls for "heavy snow, strong winds and dangerously cold wind chills" through Friday morning.
Though only a light covering of snow fell Thursday morning, the projected accumulation could still be six to 10 inches. Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens overnight, with wind chills as low as minus-10 Friday morning.
In addition to major highways being closed overnight, Metro-North announced it will run on its more limited Saturday schedule Friday. Read more about that here.
Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart said town officials are monitoring the situation and that Orangetown Town Hall is open 24 hours for those with an urgent need to warm up or to charge electronic devices.
The Rockland County Legislature postponed its reorganization meeting, which had been scheduled for Thursday evening, until 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6.
Rockland County Office of Fire and Emergency Services and Orange & Rockland Utilities issued warnings Tuesday regarding the projected snow and windy conditions. Rockland County’s Director of Fire & Emergency Services Gordon Wren warned of some dangers winter storms like this one can create.
For winter weather safety tips from Orange & Rockland, read this report on Patch.
Pearl River Schools reopened as scheduled Thursday, but cancelled all after after school activities. South Orangetown classes resume Monday.
Pearl River's varsity wrestling meet at North Rockland and bowling match against Nanuet were cancelled. No make-up date for those has been announced.
The Suffern Track and Field Invitational, which had been scheduled for Friday at RCC, has been postponed until Jan. 20.
The JCC Rockland in West Nyack announced it would close at 6 p.m. Thursday and reopen at noon Friday.
Check back with Patch for updates. Read about sharing your pictures of the snow here.
Closures and delays announced so far for Friday include:
- Pearl River Schools are closed
- St. Margaret School in Pearl River is closed.
- Dominican College is closed. All Friday classes and activities cancelled.
- St. Thomas Aquinas College is closed. All Friday classes and activities cancelled.
- Pearl River Public Library will open at 1 p.m. if conditions permit.
- The JCC Rockland in West Nyack will remain closed all day