ITHACA, N.Y. — As the winter storm continues to dump snow on Tompkins County and Central New York, stay up to date on local closings and delays here.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Ithaca had received more than 14 inches of snow. Other parts of the county like Caroline have seen around 18 inches of snow, according to National Weather Service spotters. A winter storm warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Check back here for an updated list of cancellations and delays Wednesday and Thursday in Ithaca and Tompkins County. Have a delay you would like posted? Email Kelsey O’Connor at

Latest storm information: Four Wintry Weather Updates for the Blizzard of 2017

What’s everyone up to on this snow day? Gallery: What is actually open in Tompkins County during Winter Storm Stella?

Use caution when traveling: Update: Tompkins sheriff lifts road closure

Sheriff Ken Lansing has lifted the closure of Tompkins County roads, effective as of 6 a.m. Wednesday. Tompkins County offices will also reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The City of Ithaca reminds people to adhere to odd/even parking regulations, shovel sidewalks, curb cuts and keep streets clear for snow removal crews. While people begin digging out of the storm, the Ithaca Fire Department asks that people check on their family and neighbors. Vent pipes and flues should also be cleared of snow so heating appliances can breathe properly and carbon monoxide does not build up. The IFD also asks that people dig out the fire hydrants near their homes or businesses.

The City of Ithaca has extended free parking in the Dryden Road, Seneca Street and Green Street parking garages Wednesday night. All vehicles must be removed by 9 a.m. Thursday to avoid charges.

Closings for Thursday, March 16


  • CLOSED: Dryden Central School District
  • TWO-HOUR DELAY: Groton Central School District
  • TWO-HOUR DELAY: Ithaca City School District
  • TWO-HOUR DELAY: Ithaca Montessori School
    • The school will open at 10:30 a.m.
  • CLOSED: Lansing Central School District
  • TWO-HOUR DELAY: Spencer-Van Etten Central School District
  • TWO-HOUR DELAY: Trumansburg Central School District


  • TWO-HOUR DELAY: Women’s Opportunity Center
  • DELAY: The Tompkins County Public Library will open at noon.
  • CLOSED: Tompkins Community Action

Closings for Wednesday, March 15

While a number of businesses and services are closed or delayed Wednesday, many are open. Look below (or CTRL+F) to see what businesses have announced closures or delays. Be sure to call businesses ahead of time Wednesday to make sure they are open.


  • CLOSED: Candor Central School District
  • DELAYED: Cornell University (will open at 4:30 p.m.)
    • Student and campus services will be limited and disrupted throughout the day. Classes and exams are canceled while the university is closed; evening classes will be in session Wednesday.
  • CLOSED: Dryden Central School District
  • CLOSED: Groton Central School District
    • Due to snow days on both Tuesday and Wednesday, the superintendent’s conference day scheduled for Friday has been canceled. Students should report to school Friday for a regular instructional day.
  • CLOSED: Homer Central School District
  • CLOSED: Ithaca City School District
  • CLOSED: Ithaca College
  • CLOSED: Ithaca Montessori School
  • CLOSED: Lansing Central School District
  • CLOSED: Namaste Montessori School
  • CLOSED: Newfield Central School District
  • CLOSED: New Roots Charter School
  • CLOSED: South Seneca Central School District
  • CLOSED: Spencer-Van Etten Central School District
  • CLOSED: Tompkins Cortland Community College
    • All day and evening classes both days at all locations are canceled.
  • CLOSED: Trumansburg Central School District
    • Closed for students and staff Wednesday. 11 and 12 Month employees to report at 10:00 AM


  • CANCELED: Girl Scout Ithaca Lansing SU Thinking Day is canceled Wednesday. A new date will be set soon.
  • CANCELED: All meetings scheduled in City Hall on Wednesday have been canceled including the City Administration Committee meeting.


  • TCAT ROUTES: (Updated 11:28 a.m.) Because Cornell University is not opening until 4:30 p.m., Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit will provide limited Route 82 service beginning at 1:05 p.m. (departing A-Lot) with trips running every half hour for the rest of the day.
    • There will be no Route 81 service Wednesday.
    • Wednesday night, Route 11 will run modified service starting from the Seneca Street Station at 8:27 p.m.; 9:27 p.m.; 10:27 p.m.; 11:27 p.m.; 12:27 a.m.; and 1:27 a.m.
    •  Routes 92 and 93 are on snow detours Wednesday night. Detour information for Route 92 and Route 93.
    • Passengers should expect system-wide delays throughout the day but should be at their bus stops on time and are advised to dress for the weather.
    • Keep updated on route changes at
  • CLOSED: City Hall, GIAC and Ithaca Youth Bureau will remain closed Wednesday.
  • DELAYED OPENING/EARLY CLOSING: Town of Ithaca offices will open at 11 a.m. Town Offices will be closing at 3 p.m.
  • DELAYED OPENING: Tompkins County government offices will reopen at 10 a.m.
  • SUSPENDED: Trash collection suspended in the City of Ithaca. Trash collection will be a day late the remainder of the week. Call (607) 272-1718 with questions.
  • RECYCLING: Due to the weather, both the Tompkins County Recycling and Solid Waste Center and the Department of Recycling and Materials Management will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday.  There will be no curbside recycling collection Wednesday, and pick-up will be one day late for the remainder of the week.  Any recycling that was not collected Tuesday will not be picked up until the next regularly scheduled collection day. Materials can be brought to the Recycling and Solid Waste Center at 160 Commercial Avenue in Ithaca.
  • COURTS CLOSED: All courts in Tompkins county (county court, city court, town court, etc.) are closed.
  • CLOSED: Buttermilk Falls Pediatrics
  • CLOSED: Northeast Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine is now closed Wednesday due to the severe weather. Any urgent calls can still be made to their office number at 607-257-2188.
  • FLIGHTS: Most flights are still scheduled “on time” Wednesday at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. Keep updated here for arrivals and here for departures.
  • DELAYED OPENING: Gimme! Coffee will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Ithaca and Trumansburg.
  • CLOSED: The Women’s Opportunity Center will be closed Wednesday due to continued weather concerns and road conditions. They will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. “Please stay safe and warm during the storm.”
  • DELAYED OPENING: Ithaca Community Childcare Center will open at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
  • CLOSED: The YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County
  • CLOSED: Tompkins County Public Library. On Twitter, the library recommends to “curl up with a classic and stay inside.”
  • CLOSED: Challenge Workforce Solutions will be closed Wednesday for the safety of staff and program participants.
  • CLOSED: Southworth Library in Dryden
  • CLOSED: Trumansburg Family Health Center
  • CLOSED: Foodnet Meals on Wheels will be closed due to hazardous road conditions.
  • CLOSED: Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County
  • CLOSED: Fingerlakes Independence Center
  • CLOSED: The Learning Web
  • CLOSED: The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County administrative offices and the Jenkins Center for Hope and Recovery will be closed due to the hazardous weather.
  • CLOSED: Tompkins Community Action
  • DELAYED OPENING: The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County Education Center at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca will open at noon Wednesday.
  • CLOSED: Child Development Council
  • DELAYED OPENING: All Tompkins Trust Company locations will open at 10 a.m.
  • CLOSED: The Ithaca office of Legal Assistance of Western NY (LawNY) is closed again Wednesday.
  • CLOSED: The Finger Lakes ReUse offices, the Ithaca ReUse Center and Triphammer ReUse Center are closed. They plan to open normal hours Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • OPEN: The Shops at Ithaca Mall is open Wednesday.
  • CLOSED: The Loft at the Shops at Ithaca Mall will remain closed Wednesday. The Loft will officially open at 10 a.m. Thursday.
  • CLOSED: Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources (OAR)
  • CLOSED: The Catholic Charities office is closed due to the weather.  They plan to re-open Thursday morning.
  • CLOSED: Sciencenter
  • CLOSED: Community School of Music and Arts will be closed again. All Wednesday programs are canceled. Students will be notified of class make-up dates.
  • CLOSED: Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca

Last updated at 5:56 a.m. Thursday.. 

Kelsey O'Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor.