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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect

Icy conditions expected on elevated surfaces

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Durham, NC - Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014: 5:00 a.m.

Duke University and Duke University Health System will operate on a normal schedule Tuesday.

There are some icy conditions on trees, power lines, signs, and elevated surfaces. Roads and sidewalks around the hospital and campus are in good condition. Crews will be in early Tuesday morning to treat any potential problem areas. Buses are operating on normal schedule.

There may be icy patches on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses, so commuters are encouraged to use caution and allow for extra travel time.

Updated: Monday, March 17: 2014: 9:30 p.m.

Interstate 85 southbound near U.S. Highway 70 and at Club Boulevard was closed briefly Monday night due to an accident and icy roads. Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling on roads, especially on bridges, overpasses, and other elevated surfaces. 

The National Weather Service is forecasting light sleet and freezing rain through midnight to 2 a.m. Tuesday before tapering periods of light freezing rain Tuesday morning. 

Temperatures are expected to hold steady in the upper 20s to around freezing tonight, then rising above freezing Tuesday between 7-11 a.m.

Duke facilities crews will be treating roads early Tuesday morning. Duke officials currently do not expect to activate the Severe Weather and Emergency Conditions policy and classes are expected to be held as scheduled. Additional updates will be communicated as conditions warrant.  

Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014: 4:40 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has extended the winter weather advisory for Durham County until noon Tuesday.

Duke officials do not expect to activate the Severe Weather and Emergency Conditions Policy but advise individuals to use caution while traveling to and around campus as icy patches may develop later tonight, especially on elevated surfaces. 

Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014: 11:30 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a winter weather advisory until 7 p.m. Monday.

Little or no acculmulation is expected of the precipitation, which will mainly fall as freezing rain and turn to a slight glaze mainly on elevated surfaces.

Duke officials do not expect to activate the severe weather policy but will continue to closely monitor the forecast and will communicate updates, if needed. 

During times of severe weather, some staff positions require on-site presence to continue operations. Given the possibility of inclement weather, staff members should review Duke's severe weather and emergency conditions policy.

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