Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
Current predictions call for a combination of snow, ice, freezing rain or sleet with some accumulation continuing into the early evening hours of Saturday (Jan. 23). With predictions of below freezing temperatures there is the potential for a dangerous layer of ice forming on streets and walkways tonight and into Saturday.
Based on these conditions and information from the National Weather Service, local law enforcement and transit officials, the University will remain in Condition 2 (Suspended Operations). The University is open only for mandatory operations until further notice. Classes remain cancelled.
The predictions for additional sleet and freezing rain will make foot travel extremely hazardous and we urge caution if you have to travel outside.
University units – including Carolina Dining Services, Campus Health Services, UNC Medical Center, performing arts and cultural venues, and the Department of Athletics – are posting updates about the status of their operations and events on their individual websites and social media accounts.
Please continue to check the University’s homepage, www.unc.edu, and official Twitter accounts (@UNC and @UNC_HR) for updates. Information is also available on Alert Carolina at http://www.alertcarolina.unc.edu.
The University is committed to announcing any decision to change operations promptly to give people as much lead time as possible to plan travel to and from class and work.
If winter weather changes the University’s operating status, campus communications will include:
- An email, website post and, if conditions warrant, a text message from Alert Carolina, http://www.alertcarolina.unc.edu. You must be signed up to receive an Alert Carolina text message. Alert Carolina will send text messages about decisions to activate or deactivate Condition 2 or Condition 3.
- Adverse Weather and Emergency Phone Line: (919) 843-1234. You may call this number to hear recorded announcements about campus operations.
- UNC Traveler’s Information System Radio, 1610 AM, near campus.
- UNC Transportation and Parking for information including parking lot conditions. (http://move.unc.edu)
- Area news media websites and news reports.
- Many University units and UNC Health Care post news about the status of their specific operations and events on their websites and official social media accounts.
- Chapel Hill Transit also posts adverse weather news and routes and schedules. Refer to http://www.townofchapelhill.org/government/news-events/emergency/adverse-weather-updates