- Associated Press - Sunday, February 1, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Public Schools have canceled Monday classes due to the winter storm that was expected to drop more than a foot of snow across the area.

CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said in a news release Sunday night that “out of an abundance of caution and so parents have time to prepare,” there would be no classes the next day.

School buildings will remain open and accept students. Some staff will report to work.

All after-school and athletic activities are also canceled.

CPS, the nation’s third largest school district, says it anticipates classes will resume Tuesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the Chicago area until midnight. Widespread accumulation of up to 16 inches is expected, with higher amounts possible in some areas.

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