Update (Friday 6:00 a.m.)
Classes and operations will resume at Pittsburg State University for Friday, February 22, 2013. The university encourages everyone to exercise good judgment in determining their own ability to travel safely to campus.
Update (Thursday 4:48 p.m.)
Based on current weather conditions and the status of sidewalks and parking lots on-campus, Pittsburg State University anticipates resuming classes and operations tomorrow, Friday, February 22, 2013. However, given overnight forecast for additional precipitation and freezing temperatures, a final decision will be made and communicated by 6 am on Friday, February 22, via the normal media outlets, university web site, bulk Email, and social media.
As a winter storm intensified this morning, Pittsburg State University President Steve Scott issued a declaration of inclement weather. The declaration will result in the cancellation of Thursday day and evening classes and the suspension of most campus activities. Only those persons deemed essential under the university’s inclement weather policy are to report to duty.
“We’ve been closely monitoring the situation as the storm has made its way across the U.S.,” Scott said. “Early models were unable to clearly predict how much of an impact the storm would have on southeast Kansas. It appears now that although southeast Kansas has been spared the worst of the storm, there will be enough of an impact that it warrants canceling classes and ceasing regular activities for a day as both a safety precaution for students driving to school and also to give our crews time to clear sidewalks and parking lots.”
A decision regarding classes and other campus activities on Friday will be made later today.
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
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