Severe Weather Policy Extended to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Then Resume Normal Operations

 December 10, 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 Extended to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Then Resume Normal Operations

The severe weather and emergency conditions policy for Duke University and Duke University Health System will be extended until 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, after which normal operations will resume.

Given the varied conditions throughout the region and unique individual circumstances, managers should use discretion to address staffing needs as appropriate on Tuesday. All staff in “Essential Service" positions should continue to report to work or remain at work when the policy is in effect.

Once decisions have been made about Duke Heath Clinic hours of operation for Tuesday, details will be posted on the Duke Health website.

Roads, sidewalks and parking lots are in good shape on campus. Conditions are expected to improve with rising temperatures during the afternoon, but there may be refreezing overnight. Crews will continue clearing campus roads and sidewalks today and will begin at 6 a.m. Tuesday salting parking lots and building entrances. Warming temperatures are expected help with melting by mid-morning Tuesday.

Students, faculty, and staff should use the roads, sidewalks, parking lots and building entrances indicated on the priority clearing map to determine the preferred paths of travel on Tuesday, because all areas may not be cleared yet. Members of the Duke community should use extreme caution when traveling to and around campus in case there are icy spots.

For more information about the severe weather and emergency conditions policy or the current status of roads, parking lots, busing routes, dining facilities and Duke stores, visit the DukeALERT emergency website at