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School Close As Winter Storm Heads Toward Newtown Area

A snow-covered barn on Penns Park Road in Wrightstown in January 2018. Credit: Tom Sofield/

A winter storm that will bring snow is headed toward the Newtown area.

In advance of the storm, the Council Rock School District and Middle Bucks Institute of Technology announced they will be closed Wednesday.

As of Tuesday evening, forecasters at the National Weather Service were calling for the area to get 2 to 4 inches of snow that is expected to cause travel impacts for most of Wednesday.

While the storm is expected to begin as snow, a mix of sleet and freezing rain, and then rain will move in toward the afternoon and evening. The rain will continue through Wednesday night and end early Thursday morning, forecasters said. 

“As with other storms this season, considerable uncertainty exists in the snowfall forecast owing to critical timings of transitions between snow, ice, and rain,” forecasters said. 

Ice accumulation is not predicted to be a major concern for the Newtown area, but it could cause impacts the closer you get to Doylestown. 

Strong winds are not forecasted and there is a small chance of flooding. 

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