As the weather worsened in the Ithaca area, Ithaca College and city officials made preparations for strong winds and possible flooding.
Residents of Ithaca took to Twitter to share their stories of Hurricane Sandy's arrival.
< [View the story "Hurricane Sandy affects Ithaca" on Storify]Hurricane Sandy affects IthacaResidents of Ithaca take to Twitter as Hurricane Sandy approaches upstate New York.Storified by The Ithacan · Mon, Oct 29 2012 16:29:00#Sandy really knows how to clear a town #ithaca #ghosttown #apocalypse http://instagr.am/p/RYg72dk7dt/Kourtney DayIthaca mens soccer 1 hurricane sandy 0A.J. WolfangerAdvisory number 30 has placed Sandy farther west of Ithaca. 29A had her passing a few miles to the west. We shall see.Matt WatkajtysNYSEG reports over 2,500 customers without power in Ithaca, mostly in Collegetown area. http://today.14850.com/stories/10292-schools-sandy-tuesday14850 TodayThe mayor of Ithaca has declared that the roads in town will be closing at 9 pm tonight. be safe. #windy #hurricane #sandyCharisse Oatesview of the #ithaca #commons from #collegetown. So far, #sandy is just another gray rainy #ny day. http://instagr.am/p/RYZg1ULtwB/SheraWell, it looks like a typical fall day in #ithaca so far. #twithaca #Sandy #torrentialdownpourBrett MorganSo I was a little naive about how serious #Sandy would get in Ithaca. We're still a day or two out... Is that right? #damnAriel ArbisserSouthern California is not prepared for Ithaca weather...#hurricane #sandy #rain #wind #cold #wah http://instagr.am/p/RYW5NTzcFY/Frances Johnsonhttp://grotonweather.com/The Ithaca College Library will be closing at 8pm today, due to Hurricane Sandy. http://fb.me/2g3ItUodQIC LibrarySo far, #Sandy is just rain and dark grey skies... so, like every #Ithaca fall day ever.Isha T.Getting heavy rains and a little wind now from #sandy in Ithaca, NY.SMGI mean it's raining, but nothing drastic yet. #ithaca_is is awaiting #sandy @ I/O Palace http://instagr.am/p/RYS4eyScik/Olga Z. WalrusI'm honored to officially welcome Sandy to IthacaCourtney Macdonald
Storified by The Ithacan · Mon, Oct 29 2012 16:29:00