January 8, 2017
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 7 a.m. Monday
Duke officials have decided to extend the severe weather and emergency conditions policy for Duke University and Duke University Health System until 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9. A decision on whether to extend the policy further on Monday will be made later Sunday afternoon.
All staff in “Essential Service" positions should report to work or remain at work. Gates on parking garages will be open Sunday for use by staff in “Essential Service” positions. All employees “Delayed Service” positions should not report to work or remain at work when the policy is in effect to allow for crews to clear parking lots and roads more effectively.
Crews are working hard to clear and treat campus roads, parking lots, and walkways. While the temperatures are projected to remain below freezing today, the sun’s radiation is helping to break up ice on pavement and contribute to some melting. Salt, sand, and ice-melt is being used to treat walkways and building entrances for priority routes. But ice will still create hazardous conditions throughout the day, and extreme caution is urged for pedestrians and those traveling to and around campus. Only priority routes should be used.
Ongoing updates about events and campus operations, including roads, parking lots, busing routes, dining facilities and Duke stores, will be posted on the DukeALERT website: http://emergency.duke.edu.