The early-release announcements starting yesterday afternoon from school districts across Southern New Hampshire.
With yet another snowstorm expected later today, school officials opted to make decisions early.
Derry, Londonderry, Windham, Pelham and Timberlane officials had all made the call before 5 p.m. yesterday.
Salem superintendent Michael Delahanty said he would be making a decision by 10 a.m. today.
Snow is expected to start this afternoon across Southern New Hampshire, becoming heavy quickly. Roads could become slippery and snow packed; visibility could be an issue. Some 4 to 8 inches are expected before the storm winds down this evening.
In Derry, middle schools will release at 11:30 a.m., Pinkerton Academy at 11:45 a.m. and elementary schools at 12:30 p.m.
Londonderry High School gets out at noon, middle school at 12:35 p.m. and elementary schools at 1:05 p.m. There is no afternoon kindergarten nor after-school activities.
Pelham schools, too will close early. The middle school will get out at noon, high school at 12:25 p.m. and elementary school at 1 p.m. There is no afternoon kindergarten and all after-school activities are canceled.
Timberlane superintendent Earl Metzler left the door open for a potential snow day, should the storm hit sooner. As of late yesterday afternoon, the plan called for middle and high school dismissal at noon, elementary school dismissal at 1 p.m. There, too, after-school activities are off.
In Windham, the middle school will close at 11:15 a.m., the high school at 11:17 a.m. and the elementary schools at noon.