Severe Weather Policy Ends 7 a.m. Sunday, Classes Resume Monday

 September 15, 2018

TO: Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors, Department Heads, and Managers
FROM: Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President for Administration, Emergency Coordinator
RE: Severe Weather Policy Ends 7 a.m. Sunday, Classes Resume Monday

The Severe Weather and Emergency Conditions policy will end at 7 a.m. Sunday, and classes will resume as scheduled on Monday, Sept 17.

Duke University Marine Lab is currently closed and will remain closed through Friday, Sept. 21. A communication will be sent to Marine Lab students, faculty and staff on Sept. 21 providing an update and detailing next steps. Until then, non-essential personnel should stay off Pivers Island.

Rain is expected to continue throughout the day, but winds will subsided. Overnight, Duke’s main campus saw a number of downed trees and some localized flooding. However, there has been little impact on campus operations. Below are updates for several core operational areas:

  • Selected Duke Primary Care with regular Saturday hours and all Duke Urgent Care clinics are open today.
  • Duke’s transit system is running according to the “severe weather transit” notice posted on Duke’s TransLoc site.
  • The Marketplace on East Campus is open, as are most eateries in the Brodhead Center on West Campus.
  • Wilson and Card gym are expected to reopen at 5 p.m. today. All facilities resume regular operating hours on Sunday.

The Raleigh-Durham International Airport did not experienced any damage or flooding. The airport is open and operational, and airlines are returning to normal schedules. Passengers are encouraged to check with their airline regarding flight status prior to heading to RDU.

Individuals should continue to use caution when traveling on campus to avoid standing water and the potential of falling trees that are less secure due to the saturated ground. Ongoing updates on campus operations will be posted on the DukeALERT website and the Working@Duke Twitter account until the severe weather and emergency conditions policy is no longer in effect.