Duke Operating on Normal Schedule Friday

Crews on site to address any problem areas

Updated Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at 5:35 a.m.

Duke will operate on a normal schedule on Friday, Feb. 22 with no changes in classes. 

Some sleet and rain moved through the area between 3 a.m. - 5 a.m. with no accumulation on campus and very few icy spots. Crews are on site and will be treating any problem areas.

Individuals are encouraged to use caution while traveling on and around campus and allow extra time to get to work.

Updated Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 5:20 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 11 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday. A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected in the Durham area overnight with little accumulation expected.

At this time, Duke plans to operate on a normal schedule with no changes in classes on Friday. Crews from the University and Health System plan to address any trouble areas as needed. Duke buses are planning to run on a normal schedule.

Officials will continue to monitor the weather and campus conditions. Additional communication will be sent if conditions change significantly.

Given the possibility of inclement weather, staff members should review Duke's severe weather and emergency conditions policy and discuss with their managers what they should do if the policy is activated.

During times of severe weather, some staff positions require on-site presence to continue operations. To ensure continuous operations of patient care, student support and research functions, managers should assign all jobs to one of three service categories:

  • Essential Service: During severe weather or emergency conditions, essential service staff report or remain at work. Transportation service and childcare services may be provided for those required to work during severe weather or emergency conditions.
  • Reserve Service: During severe weather or emergency conditions, these staff are assigned a status at the time of the event.
  • Delayed Service: During severe weather or emergency conditions, these staff do not report to or remain at work.

Future updates will be posted on Duke Today as conditions warrant.