Rome City School District, others closed Friday due to frigid weather
Rome City School District announced Thursday evening that its schools will be closed Friday due to the forecasted "extreme cold temperatures."
Peter Blake, Superintendent of Schools for the Rome City School District, tweeted the decision from his Twitter account. The district also posted about the closure on their website.
Later Thursday, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill and Oneida also announced schools will be closed in their respective districts.
The school's sports list of all previously scheduled events for Friday was postoned or canceled, according to Rome'e entry on the Schedule Galaxy website.
According to reports, Syracuse schools and Liverpool a few others in Central New York have announced plans to close too.
Wind chill values could drop to between 20 and 30 below zero Friday, according to the National Weather Service. In the Adirondacks, they could plummet even lower, according to the National Weather Service.
At 8 a.m. Friday, the temperatures are forecast to be minus 4 degrees with a wind chill of minus 24 degrees in Rome.
At the same time Friday morning in Utica, the temps are forecast to be minus 1 degree with a wind chill chill of minus 21 degrees.
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