February 5, 2014
Purdue to delay start of classes, operations on Wednesday, Feb. 5
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University officials announced that all classes beginning prior to 1 p.m. have been canceled for Wednesday (Feb. 5) and that only essential university personnel should report to campus before that time. All operations, including classes, will return to normal status beginning at 1 p.m.
The decision to delay classes and non-essential campus operations was based on an assessment of current and anticipated weather conditions by Purdue's Office of Environmental Heath and Public Safety in consultation with Tippecanoe County emergency management officials.
While classes are slated to take place on a regular schedule at 1 p.m. and later, students are encouraged to watch for messages from their instructors regarding the status of individual class sessions.
Campus safety officials continue to monitor and assess the storm's development. Faculty, staff and students should consult local television and radio, the Purdue home page, and email for any further decisions on operational status.
Employees who determine that their individual situation makes travel to work unsafe are reminded they can use paid or unpaid leave if they are unable to report for campus duty, however, they should contact their supervisors as soon as possible.
Those driving on area roads can monitor their county travel status by going online to http://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/. The Indiana State Police also has tips for driving in winter weather conditions online at https://local.nixle.com/alert/5138596/?sub_id=85620.
Source: Carol Shelby, senior director for environmental health and public safety, firstname.lastname@example.org