The weather forecast for eastern Dutchess County predicts eight to sixteen inches of snow.
The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the area, which remain in effect until 7pm on Wednesday. The alert warns of hazards such as "heavy snowfall and "blowing snow."
"The commute this morning will be very difficult," the warning states. Further, the Metro-North is operating on a Sunday schedule.
Yesterday afternoon Vassar announced a delayed opening for those working on campus today, but that has since been changed to a full closure for the workday.
Even the delivery of this morning's Poughkeepsie Journal has been delayed.