Officials Monitoring Winter Weather Advisory through Saturday

Total snow accumulations of one to two inches are expected for much of central North Carolina

View of U.S. Atlantic Coast on Jan. 28, 2022. Photo courtesy of NOAA GOES Image Viewer.
View of U.S. Atlantic Coast on Jan. 28, 2022. Photo courtesy of NOAA GOES Image Viewer.

Update: 2:49 p.m. Jan. 28, 2022:

At this time, Duke is not expecting to activate the severe weather and emergency conditions policy.

Update: 2:30 p.m. Jan 28, 2022:

Crews have been pre-treating sidewalks and walkways, as well as parking lots and residential, medical and other priority off-site areas. Facilities Management Department staff and contractors are ready to plow and respond to areas to treat and clear tonight and tomorrow. 

Hospital and medical center employees with a parking permit are asked to park in closer-in garages (PG 1, II, III and Research Drive, for example), from 5 p.m. today to 7 a.m. Monday. Access to roof areas of garages will be closed tonight to Monday morning, and entrances to garages are being treated.

Minor transit delays are expected Saturday morning for the C1 and Swift Shuttle. Community members should monitor Duke Transloc for real-time updates. 

The COVID testing site at Morreene Road in Durham will operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday due to the threat of winter weather. For status of other Duke Health locations, see here.

Original Post:

A winter weather advisory has been issued from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Saturday with expected total snow accumulations of one to two inches across much of central North Carolina.

Precipitation may begin as a brief period of rain early tonight before quickly changing to snow through Saturday morning with wind gusts as high as 35 mph.

Staff and faculty are encouraged to review Duke's severe weather and emergency conditions policy.

During times of severe weather, some staff positions require on-site presence to continue operations. All jobs should be assigned a service category by the manager to ensure continuous operations of patient care, student support and research functions. Managers should ensure staff members are aware of the service category for their position and how they will be notified if the severe weather policy is activated.

The three categories are:

    •    Essential Service: during severe weather/emergency conditions, essential service staff report or remain at work.
    •    Reserve Service: during severe weather/emergency conditions, reserve service staff are assigned a status at the time of severe weather/emergency condition.
    •    Delayed Service: during severe weather/emergency conditions, delayed service staff do not report to work or remain at work.

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