Duke Officials Monitoring Winter Weather

Sleet and freezing rain expected in central North Carolina tonight

[Update: Friday, March 6, 2015: 6 a.m.]

Duke is operating on a normal schedule Friday. Road conditions are in good shape with limited black ice reported. The wind has helped dry much of the wet areas overnight to reduce the potential for black ice.

Core entrance areas for campus appear to be in good shape. Crews are on campus and will be treating any problem areas.

Individuals are encouraged to allow extra time for travel and use caution when traveling to and from campus as icy spots may exist, especially on bridges and elevated surfaces.

[Update: Thursday, March 5, 2015 3 p.m.]

Frozen precipitation is expected to begin later this evening in the Triangle area and end around midnight. Little accumlation is expected, but low temperatures may create icy conditions Thursday night and Friday morning. Crews will be coming in early Friday to treat problem areas as needed.

Individuals are encouraged to allow extra time for travel and use caution when traveling to and from campus Thursday evening and Friday morning as icy spots may exist, especially on bridges and elevated surfaces. 

At this time, Duke officials are planning to operate on a normal schedule tonight and tomorrow. Further information will be posted as conditions change. If Duke does activate the Severe Weather and Emergency Conditions policy, an announcement will be made through the DukeALERT system, including email, text message, and emergency website.

[Original post: Thursday, March 5, 2015: 9:20 a.m.]

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory today from 3 p.m. until midnight. The forecast indicates that rain across central North Carolina will likely turn to sleet and freezing rain Thursday evening. Precipitation is expected to end around midnight with little accumulation expected. Individuals are encouraged to allow extra time for travel and use caution when traveling to and from campus Thursday evening and Friday morning as icy spots may exist, especially on bridges and 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, as 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.

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