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Schools to dismiss early because of storm

Ticonderoga, St. Mary's, Crown Point, Schroon Lake

Area schools will dismiss early Monday, Oct. 29, in anticipation of the  arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

Area schools will dismiss early Monday, Oct. 29, in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

Area schools will dismiss early Monday, Oct. 29, in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

Crown Point Central School will close at 1 p.m.

Ticonderoga Elementary School will dismiss at 1:05 p.m.

Ticonderoga Middle School will stop classes at 1:10 p.m.

Ticonderoga High School will close at 1:15 p.m.

St. Mary’s School in Ticonderoga will dismiss at 1:05 p.m.

Schroon Lake Central School will close at 1:10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a high-wind warning and flood watch for the region as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy take aim on upstate New York.

The high-wind warning calls for sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts of up to 75 mph over higher terrain, beginning at 6 a.m. Monday and lasting until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The period of highest and most sustained winds will likely be Monday night.

Downed tree limbs, trees and power lines are likely in parts of the area, according to the weather service. Higher elevations and valleys will be particularly prone to wind problems.

The flood watch was posted because 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected beginning Monday morning and lasting into Tuesday night.

The storm is expected to come ashore in the Mid-Atlantic region late Sunday or early Monday and travel northeast into New York, losing strength as it travels but still posing a threat to upstate New York.

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