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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Hundreds of schools canceled classes for Thursday as a winter storm will be dropping up to 12 inches of snow for some throughout the day.

Akron Public Schools announced they are canceling all classes and activities on Thursday due to inclement weather.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District announced it would be taking classes remote for Thursday and Friday in anticipation of the weather. Those who lose power or who do not have internet access at their home will receive makeup work.

“As a policy, our district tries to keep schools open if possible, so that children may learn where they learn best,” the district said in a statement.

Colleges are also getting in on the action with Kent State University saying all of its campuses will be closed Thursday, and Case Western Reserve University is also closed Thursday. Cleveland Institute of Art is also closing all day Thursday, with Wednesday classes canceled after 6 p.m.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for everyone through 7 a.m. Friday.

It isn’t just schools that are closed. Many libraries and other businesses will also keep their doors closed to help keep people off the roads.