Due to additional accumulations of sleet and snow overnight and the forecast for temperatures to remain below freezing Saturday, secondary road conditions are treacherous and expected to remain so through Sunday morning. In an effort to ensure the safety of patients, students, faculty and staff, officials have decided to extend the Severe Weather and Emergency Conditions policy for Duke University and Duke University Health System until 7 a.m. Sunday.
All staff in “Essential Service” positions should report to work or remain at work. Gates on parking garages will remain open for use by staff in “Essential Service” positions when the severe weather policy is in effect. Members of the Duke community should use priority snow/ice clearing routes to travel to and from campus buildings during winter weather since normal routes may not be cleared or treated initially.
Perkins and Lilly Libraries opened at 9 a.m. Saturday, but on-campus recreation facilities will remain closed. Officials plan to begin limited busing operations with the C1 East-West route around 10 a.m., and Duke Vans are currently providing transportation for healthcare providers to ensure the continuation of essential medical services. Duke community members are encouraged to stay informed by checking the DukeALERT site, as well as the Campus Service Updates web page for additional updates on parking lots, busing routes, dining facilities, and stores.
During the day, Duke crews will be treat walkways, parking garages and elevated areas. Duke community members who see hazardous or dangerous icy spots during severe weather may call Facilities at 919-660-4280. Encourage faculty, staff and students to review the priority clearing map to determine the preferred paths of travel during severe weather, which may differ from normal routines.