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School Closings, Delayed Starts as Icy Weather Hits Chicago Area

What to Know

  • Three to six inches of snow could fall in Lake and McHenry counties between Monday evening and Tuesday morning

  • Closer to Chicago, a mix of freezing rain and snow could snarl the evening commute Monday

Numerous schools were closed or opening late Tuesday morning as icy conditions made for dangerous travel. 

An Ice Storm Warning remained in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday for DeKalb, Kane, LaSalle, Cook, Grundy, Will and Kendall counties in Illinois along with Lake County in Indiana. 

Ice accumulations of up to half an inch are possible.

Gorgeous Photos of Nature Covered in Ice in Chicago Area

A Winter Weather Advisory will also remain in effec through midnight for Lake and McHenry counties.

Strong winds are expected to develop late Tuesday, bringing the potential for blowing snow and a threat for power power outages, especially in areas with significant ice accumulations. 

Here’s a look at some of the school closings and delays reported as of 6 a.m. For a full updated list click here.

 

  • Algonquin Lakes Elementary opening late: 2 hours
  • Algonquin Middle School opening late: 2 hours
  • Andrean High School in Merrillville: closed
  • Bailly Elementary School in Chesterton opening late: 2 hours
  • Bruning School in Wilmington opening late: 1 hour
  • Cambridge Lakes Learning Center in Pingree Grove opening late: 2 hours
  • Carpentersville Middle School opening late: 2 hours
  • Charter School of the Dunes in Gary opening late: 2 hours
  • Chesterton High School opening late: 2 hours
  • City of Hobart Schools: closed
  • Clifford Pierce Middle School in Merrillville opening late: 2 hours
  • Connor Shaw Center in Peotone: closed
  • Cornerstone Christian Academy in Sycamore: closed
  • Crown Point Community School opening late: 2 hours
  • Crown Point Senior High School opening late: 2 hours
  • Dist #1 Coal City opening late : 1 hour
  • Dist #200 Beecher: closed
  • Dist #207-u Peotone: closed
  • Dist #300(Carpentersville, Algonquin & Hampshire) opening late: 2 hours
  • Dundee Highlands Elementary School opening late : 2 hours
  • Dundee Middle School opening late : 2 hours
  • Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville opening late: 2 hours
  • East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy opening late: 2 hours
  • Eastview Elementary School in Algonquin opening late: 2 hours
  • Forest Eidge Academy Schererville opening late: 2 hours
  • Genoa Middle School: closed
  • Genoa-Kingston High School: closed
  • Griffith Public Schools opening late: 2 hours
  • Hampshire Elementary School opening late: 2 hours
  • Hampshire High School & Middle School opening late: 2 hours
  • Jacobs High School Algonquin opening late: 2 hours
  • Lake in the Hills Elementary School opening late: 2 hours
  • St. Mary School in Elgin opening late: 9 a.m.
  • St. Francis De Sales High School in Chicago opening late: 9 a.m. 
  • Sleep Hollow Elementary School opening late: 2 hours
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