NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City is closing public schools Thursday, as a snowstorm bears down on the area.

“Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public schools will be closed Thursday, January 4, 2018,” the Department of Education announced. All after-school, adult education and other school programs are also canceled, the DOE said.

Schools will reopen on Friday.

The DOE said there have been four school closings up to this point, and Thursday will mark the fifth.

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CBS2’s Lonnie Quinn reported late Wednesday that the storm had tracked 80 mph to shore than previously anticipated. Thus,

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