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New Trier area and Highland Park schools will be closed on Friday

(Updated at 9:20 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11)

It is the first snow day of the school year for many North Shore students.

High school and elementary districts in New Trier Township and Highland Park are closing their buildings Friday, Jan. 12, as a dangerous winter storm makes its way into Chicagoland

School is canceled in districts New Trier High School 203, Wilmette 39, Winnetka 36, Avoca 37, Glencoe 35, Sunset Ridge 29, and North Shore 112, as well as North Shore Country Day School.

E-learning will take place at Loyola Academy, Highland Park and Deerfield high schools, Regina Dominican High School and Joseph Sears School.

Extracurricular and after-school activities at both districts are also canceled or postponed.

The area is expected to be hit with between 5 and 10 inches of snow, which will begin to fall in the early hours of Friday, Jan. 12, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters say there is close to a 90 percent chance of at least 4 inches of snowfall throughout the northern suburbs — with a risk of greater snowfall in Lake County.

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