Boston College has canceled classes for Thursday in response to the most serious snowstorm of this season, Winter Storm Niko. Harvard University, Boston University, Tufts University, Babson College, and Northeastern University have already closed due to the weather, as well as Boston Public Schools and Newton Public Schools.
According to the National Weather Service, Boston is forecasted to see between 8 and 14 inches of snow, and has issued a winter storm warning effective from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for most of Massachusetts. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, WCAS ’09, has announced a citywide snow emergency effective starting 10 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Winter storm warnings have been issued across New England, stretching from Maine to northern West Virginia. Blizzard warnings have been issued for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket in Massachusetts as well as for parts of Long Island. School closings also stretch to the New York City area, including Fordham University and New York University.