As weather authorities continue to emphasize the strength of the impending snowstorm in the Northeast, banks are preparing to shut down earlier today. With up to three feet of snow in the forecast, local officials are urging residents to go home early on Friday and stay safe.

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Chase said that branches in New York (except those in Syracuse and Rochester), New Jersey and Connecticut will close at 2 p.m.

Bank of America plans to close branches in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, parts of Maine, and Massachusetts (except those in Cape Cod and Nantucket) at noon.

Capital One is closing its Connecticut branches at noon while its New York and New Jersey branches are closing at 2 p.m.

Citibank closed its Massachusetts branches as of 12:22 p.m. The bank’s Connecticut branches will close at 1 p.m. Branches in New York and New Jersey will close at 2:30 p.m.

TD Bank will close all branches in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island by 2 p.m.

If you’re a customer of a bank in the Northeast, it’s best to call ahead before making the trip to your branch — it might be closed when you get there.

Remember that you can still use online banking, mobile banking and ATM banking to take care of any financial chores.

We’ll continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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