Purdue to resume normal operations at 6 p.m. Tuesday; encourages employees to take precautions when traveling to campus

January 7, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University officials announced that normal operations will resume at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 7) on the West Lafayette campus.

Normal operations had been suspended for two days in the wake of heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures.

Employees concerned about traveling to campus safely should follow their departmental leave procedures.

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).

While crews have been working diligently to clear roadways and sidewalks, everyone is encouraged to dress warmly and exercise caution when walking to and from building locations. Everyone should also be mindful of the possibility of falling snow and ice from rooftops as the weather begins to warm.

CityBus will be running normal schedules Wednesday.

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/

Any additional updates will be available on the Purdue home page at http://www.purdue.edu.

To review the Adverse Weather Conditions policy, employees can go online to http://www.purdue.edu/policies/facilities-safety/iva6.html


Source: Carol Shelby, senior director for environmental health and public safety, cshelby@purdue.edu

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