Severe Weather Policy in Effect from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday

 February 20, 2020

TO:Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors, Department Heads, and Managers
FROM:Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President, Administration, Emergency Coordinator
RE:Severe Weather Policy in Effect from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday

The severe weather and emergency conditions policy for Duke University and Duke University Health System will be in effect Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Classes that begin before 10 a.m. will be canceled. Essential staff should report to work or remain at work while the policy is in effect.

Duke Health has posted changes in operating hours to many clinics and other facilities. Visit the Duke Health website for details.

Snow is projected to continue end early Friday morning. Temperatures will drop below freezing after midnight, which could lead to icy patches on roads and walkways. Please plan ahead and allow extra time and use caution when traveling to and around campus during this time.

Crews will rope off most external stairs and steep inclines for safety, and members of the Duke community are encouraged to use the priority paths and entrances during severe weather, which may differ from normal routes of travel.

Crews will be on-site in the early morning hours Friday to address any problem areas as needed.

For more information about the severe weather and emergency conditions policy, visit the Human Resources website.

Updates will be posted on the DukeALERT website as they become available.