According to reports early this morning by Duke police and grounds crews, primary campus roads have been plowed four to five times, but conditions are still not considered safe to drive on, and surfaces are slippery. In addition, most parking lots are ice-covered.
Due to hazardous conditions, Duke transit buses will not be in service today until further notice.
In other updates:
- Recreation facilities will stay closed all day Thursday and re-open Friday. The time is still pending. Please visit recreation.duke.edu for updated opening times.
- The Penn Pavilion, Food Factory and Marketplace eateries are open but some dining facilities are closed or operating on limited hours. Please see the services site for more information.
- Perkins and Bostock, libraries are open as usual but with limited services available. Lilly will remain open through the evening to 4 a.m., depending on staff availability. All other libraries are closed until the severe weather policy is lifted.
- The Duke men’s basketball game against University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was rescheduled for Feb. 20 in Chapel Hill. Please check GoDuke.com for updates as they become available.
The winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 pm today. Freezing rain is expected to start this morning and then precipitation will switch to snow at some point. An additional 1 to 2 inches of snow may fall, and temperatures are not expected to get above freezing.
Duke has specific priorities for clearing of roads, parking lots and walkways during severe weather. Be sure to park in priority lots or garages during severe weather and use priority sidewalks and building entrances. For information about priority routes, please visit this site.