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Weather alert: OSU cancels Wednesday morning classes

Posted January 17th, 2012 by UHDS News

CORVALLIS – Oregon State University’s main campus will delay its normal opening time until 10 a.m. for Wednesday morning (Jan. 18), in light of potentially hazardous road conditions. This will be the second day of canceled morning classes.

With weather forecasts now calling for additional snow on top of rain and snow melt from earlier in the week, university administrators continue to be concerned about hazardous road conditions for those driving, bicycling and commuting to work. While faculty, staff and students are not expected to be at work or in class prior to 10 a.m., essential university personnel must still report for work.

Unlike Tuesday, evening classes are scheduled to go forward as planned on Wednesday.

Information on OSU-Cascades in Bend is available via http://www.osucascades.edu/, and on the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport at http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/.

For updated information on OSU-Corvallis as it becomes available, phone 541-737-8000 or see http://alert.oregonstate.edu, the university’s emergency information portal.

Prepare for winds, outages on Wednesday

There is a high wind watch for Corvallis on Wednesday. UHDS encourages on-campus residents to take the following actions today to get ready:

1) if you have a personal flashlight make sure the batteries are good, if you don’t have one consider getting one

2) if you have a cellphone be sure to have it be fully charged by Wednesday morning

3) consider getting a few non-perishable/easy to eat snack and drink items to have on hand

4) pay attention to the weather, your room voice mail and your onid email today and Wednesday. The national weather service website is http://weather.gov and OSU’s alert site is http://oregonstate.edu/main/alerts.

 


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