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Duke classes canceled Thursday as snow continues to fall


Snow covers the East Campus quad in front of Marketplace.

The severe weather and emergency conditions policy for Duke and the hospital system will be in effect till 7 p.m. Thursday.

Larry Moneta, vice president for student affairs, sent an email to students that classes were canceled Thursday. In the email, Moneta wrote that the weather forecast currently calls for even more snow than predicted.

"Clearly the forecasters missed the mark by just a, by 8 or more inches of snow! I haven’t shoveled this much in 20 years...and I was much younger," Moneta said. "But, kudos to the many people who have toiled all day trying to keep up with road and walk conditions, provide nourishment and ensure warmth and light."

Although severe weather did limit Duke operations in Jan. last year, classes have not been disrupted on campus due to snow since Feb. of 2016.

Temperatures tonight will hover around 18 degrees Fahrenheit and then increase tomorrow in the sunny weather to around 35. No snow is projected to fall Thursday.

Snowfall from late Tuesday night into early Wednesday evening will total four to eight inches. 

"Those of you from northern climates, please stop snickering," Moneta wrote in a previous email. 

Check back for updates on this developing story.