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PORTLAND — Portland Public Schools will close three hours early Thursday due to the approaching winter storm.
The city’s high schools will close at 11:10 a.m., middle schools at 11:35 a.m., and elementary schools at 12:05 p.m. School buses will run their regular routes after the early releases.
All other after-school activities on Thursday are cancelled.
The National Weather Service on Wednesday issued a winter storm watch for coastal Cumberland County beginning Thursday morning through Friday. Snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches is predicted.