Updated: Area Closings, Cancellations
Plainfield District 202 is latest to announce after-school cancellations.
Lewis University announced it would close all its campuses, including the main campus in Romeoville, at 4 p.m., due to increasingly nasty weather. Classes were set to resume Saturday.
Due to the continuing snowstorm, the White Oak Library District's Romeoville (201 W. Normantown), Crest Hill (1298 Theodore St.) and Lockport (121 E. 8th St.) branches will close at 3 p.m. as opposed to the usual closing time of 5 p.m.
Valley View is reporting that weather-related traffic delays have buses running 15 minutes late. From the district's Facebook page:
All VVSD buses are running 15+ minutes late to middle school and then elementary schools due to weather-related traffic. Rt 53 is particularly bad with long lines of vehicles waiting to get on. Transportation department reports they are doing the best they can, safely, given the road/traffic conditions.
With the exception of the YMCA KidZone program, Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 is also canceling all after-school and evening events and activities. From the district:
In consultation with our emergency services officials, all afterschool and evening school and district-sponsored activities will be canceled today because of the inclement weather.
This includes such activities as athletic practices and contests, club meetings, rehearsals and all park district-sponsored activities held in our schools.
However, the YMCA Kidzone program will still be held this afternoon. Please call the YMCA for more information at (815) 267-8600.
Turnabout program students will be dismissed between 4:30 and 5 p.m. All canceled events will be rescheduled as soon as possible, as appropriate.
As always, our first priority is the safety of our students and staff. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.
Joliet Junior College's Romeoville campus is cancelling all classes and closing at 2 p.m.
With severe weather headed this way, including frigid temperatures and 4 to 6 inches of snow, Valley View School District officials were proactive Friday morning, canceling all after-school activities and activity buses.
The only exception is the district's elementary school after-school child care program, which will proceed as scheduled, according to a press release.
"The cancelation includes all practices and all scheduled games," Community Relations Director Larry Randa said in the statement. The cancelation was prompted by concern for students and staff, the district said.
According to the National Weather Service, snowfall was expected to begin by late morning and continue through Friday evening. A winter storm warning is in effect until midnight.