January 6, 2014
Purdue suspends normal operations for a 2nd day
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - As Purdue crews work through bitter cold temperatures to dig campus out from under drifting snow and employees face travel restrictions on many area roads, university officials announced that normal operations have been suspended for a second day at West Lafayette.
Predesignated essential personnel will be operating under their department procedures. Nonessential personnel should not report to campus for any shifts that begin Monday evening (Jan. 6) and run through 6 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 7).
Classes for the upcoming semester are not scheduled to begin until Monday (Jan. 13), however, some students are just beginning to return from winter break. University Residences will open remaining halls for those returning students beginning Wednesday (Jan. 8).
Some essential personnel will continue to work on campus throughout the suspension to maintain critical university operations.
The Córdova Recreational Sports Center will remain closed. Users should check the Division of Recreational Sports website for updated operational hours.
University officials continue to monitor area road conditions - and encourage employees to do the same - to be aware of any local travel restrictions that might remain in place. Those planning to travel on area roads should monitor their county travel status by going online to http://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/
Purdue's adverse weather policy is available online at http://www.purdue.edu/policies/facilities-safety/iva6.html, and employees with questions about their work status can contact their supervisors.
Purdue officials also are working in conjunction with local and state emergency responders to provide assistance locally.
Any additional updates will be available on the Purdue home page at http://www.purdue.edu.
Source: Carol Shelby, senior director for environmental health and public safety, firstname.lastname@example.org