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Boston schools closed Monday due to snow

The Boston Public Schools will be closed Monday due to an impending storm expected to bring nearly a half foot of snow overnight, affecting the morning commute, according to a statement from officials.

Greater Boston is expecting up to 8 inches of snow beginning Sunday night and continuing into Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Schools in Somerville, Peabody, New Bedford, Revere, Salem, Stoughton, Swampscott, and Wareham will also reportedly be closed on Monday.

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Massachusetts courts will have delayed openings in seven counties: Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk, according to officials.

Related: Storm to bring up to 7 inches of snow

Nicole Fleming can be reached at nicole.fleming@globe.com.