Friday classes cancelled due to weatherThe severe weather policy for Duke University and the Duke University Health System was extended to 5 p.m. Friday, canceling classes for all of tomorrow.
A Duke Alert sent at 3:33 p.m. announced that the severe weather policy was extended. According to the Duke Emergency website, there should be an additional 1-2 inches of snow and roads may refreeze over night. Staff in essential service positions will continue to work. Only a few Duke Hospital clinics will be open tomorrow.
This is the first multiple-day class cancellation since 2000. Buses and van services are still suspended due to the weather. There have been no reports of accidents on Duke due to the weather aside from two minor fender benders.
Students will also have fewer options when deciding where to eat today. Although Marketplace and Penn Pavilion are running on normal hours today, many vendors have chosen not to open at all. Au Bon Pain, Bella Union, Food Factory, Loop Pizza Grill, McDonald’s, Pitchfork Provisions and Saladelia at the Perk are running on normal schedule. Check the campus services website for the most recent closures.
Lilly, Perkins and Bostock Libraries will be open, though with limited services.Check back for updates to this developing story.