Students in the Commack School District will be dismissed early Tuesday due to a heavy snowstorm expected to hit Long Island.
The early release schedule is as follows: Commack High School - 12:30 p.m. Commack Middle School - 1 p.m. Grades K to 5 will be dismissed 90 minutes early.
All after-school activities are canceled, including Maturity Night at Burr and Sawmill. Maturity night is rescheduled for March 31 at 7 p.m. SCOPE is also canceled Tuesday.
The National Weather Service announced Tuesday morning that a Winter Storm Warning is currently in effect. Up to 14 inches of snow are expected in some areas, as well as arctic cold temperatures across the region.
Flurries began Tuesday morning around Long Island, with snow expected to gain intensity over the day, and the heaviest blast expected between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Heavy, blowing snow and high winds will mean dangerous road conditions Tuesday night, with low visibility. Drivers are urged to stay off the roads if possible.