SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Orange and Maplewood schools will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 9, due to anticipated snow, according to an email from the South Orange Maplewood School District at about 8:15 p.m.

A powerful storm is expected to hit the area late Wednesday night and into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, with eight to 12 inches of snow accumulation possible.

For more about the anticipated snow storm, click here.