Snow storms prompts university to close campus Monday, open late Tuesday

James Vaughn

UPDATE 5:45 a.m. Tuesday:

Classes that begin prior to 10 a.m. are canceled.

UPDATE 5:37 a.m. Tuesday:

The university will reopen and classes will resume at 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Rave Alert that went out just after 5 a.m.

UPDATE 10:21 a.m.:

Burger King, SubConnection, The Loft, Sweet Spot and the campus C-Store are open. The Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center and Housing and Residence Life are also open.


Classes and events are canceled Monday as a winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m.

According to a Rave Alert that was sent out just after 5 a.m. Monday morning, only essential personnel should report to campus.

Director of Public Safety Stephen Woodall said primary and secondary roads were snow packed when he came to campus early Monday morning.

“The snow was blowing which caused some visibility issues,” Woodall said.

Essential personnel includes Office of Public Safety, HVAC, Grounds Center and Physical Plant employees.

Snowfall will increase through Monday afternoon, dropping four to eight inches on the ground by 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Road conditions are expected to continue to deteriorate throughout the day.

METS is currently running.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.