Cities, counties across northern Taiwan announce closures this afternoon for Typhoon Maria

Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung other northern Taiwan cities will close offices at 4 p.m. today as Super Typhoon Maria bears down on Taiwan

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Image from Peng Chi-ming (彭啟明) Facebook page.

Image from Peng Chi-ming (彭啟明) Facebook page.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a land warning was issued by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) for Super Typhoon Maria at 11:30 p.m. last night and as the eye of the storm is just 620 kilometers east of Yilan, much of Taiwan north of Chuanghua and Hualien will likely see powerful winds and heavy rain starting early this evening and well until Wednesday morning, official office and school closures are being announced across northern and eastern Taiwan for this afternoon (July 10). 

The following are known office and school closures thus far for today:

Northern Taiwan:

Keelung City: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m.

Taipei City: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m. ​

New Taipei City: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m. Offices and schools closed tomorrow (July 11).

Taoyuan City: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m. (Fuxing District offices and schools close at 12 p.m.). ​Offices and schools closed tomorrow (July 11).

Hsinchu City: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m. ​Offices and schools closed tomorrow (July 11).

Hsinchu County: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m. ​Offices and schools closed tomorrow (July 11).

Miaoli County: Offices and schools close at 4 p.m.

Eastern Taiwan:

Yilan County: Offices and schools close at 3 p.m. (Fo Guang classes canceled from 3 p.m., Sihji elementary school of Datong township: Work and Classes Canceled From 11:00 a.m.). Offices and schools closed tomorrow (July 11).

Outer Islands

Lienchiang County - Offices and schools closed tomorrow (July 11).

The website of the Executive Yuan's Directorate-General of Personnel Administration keeps an up-to-date listing of work and school closures in Taiwan.