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Friday, March 6, 2015

Salisbury University Remains Closed Friday, March 6

9:30 a.m. Friday, March 6

Winter WeatherSalisbury University is closed Friday, March 6, due to inclement weather.

Essential personnel not on approved leave should report to work.

As part of the University’s Emergency Preparedness Plan, essential campus functions will be maintained. Following are some of the services available, weather conditions permitting:
 

  • Blackwell Library will be open until 4 p.m. (no services).
  • The Commons Dining Services will maintain regular operating hours until 7:30 p.m. Though the Gull’s Nest in the Guerrieri University Center is closed, Cool Beans will be open until 5 p.m. Satellite dining locations are closed.
  • IT labs and the Help Desk will be open until 7 p.m.
  • The Guerrieri University Center is open with services from noon to 5 p.m. with the main corridor open until midnight.
  • Maggs Physical Activities Center and the University Fitness Club will operate as normally scheduled.
  • SU Police will remain open 24 hours.


For medical emergencies, please call 911.

The NCAA women’s basketball tournament is on as scheduled.

The Fulton School’s 25th anniversary celebration for Friday evening has been postponed.

The Maryland Collegiate Honors Council Conference, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, is cancelled.

The TARGET Program class scheduled in Teacher Education and Technology Center Room 380 on Saturday, March 7, has been canceled.

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement warning of temperatures in the teens and twenties, ice and hazardous driving conditions. Please dress warmly if you must go out and exert extra care while walking.

The NWS also encourages motorists to be alert to areas of black ice.  Many secondary and rural roads remain snow  covered and icy.  Please drive defensively.

The campus community is urged to periodically check the SU website and email, and SU Facebook and Twitter pages, and monitor local media for information including reopening announcements.

 

8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5

Salisbury University remains closed Friday, March 6, due to inclement weather. Essential personnel not on approved leave should report to work.

SU Police will remain open 24 hours. For medical emergencies, please call 911.
 
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), temperatures are predicted to be in the twenties on Friday, with a high near 30 degrees. North winds from 6-9 MPH are expected with wind chill as low as zero. Please dress warmly if you must go out and exert extra care while walking because of hazardous conditions.
 
The NWS also encourages motorists to travel with caution due to an expected accumulation of snow and ice, especially on bridges, overpasses and secondary roads.
 
The campus community is urged to periodically check the SU website and email, and SU Facebook and Twitter pages, and monitor local media for information including reopening announcements.

Please note: The Maryland Collegiate Honors Council Conference, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, is cancelled.

 

11 a.m. Thursday, March 5

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University will close at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, due to inclement weather. Essential personnel not on approved leave should report to work.

As part of the University’s Emergency Preparedness Plan, essential campus functions will be maintained. Following are some of the services available, weather conditions permitting:

  • Blackwell Library will be open until 4 p.m., with circulation services.
  • The Commons Dining Services will maintain regular operating hours until 7:30 p.m. Though the Gull’s Nest in the Guerrieri University Center is closed, Cool Beans will be open until 4 p.m. Satellite Dining Services will close at 12:30 p.m.
  • IT labs and the Help Desk will be open until 7 p.m.
  • The Guerrieri University Center will be open until midnight (no services after 5 p.m.)
  • Maggs Physical Activities Center and the University Fitness Club will operate as scheduled.
  • SU Police will remain open 24 hours.

For medical emergencies, please call 911.

SU Art Galleries and Student Art Center events originally scheduled this afternoon and evening are canceled. The galleries will close at noon.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning until midnight tonight. Temperatures may dip into the 20s with winds up to 25 mph. Snow and sleet accumulations of 3-5 inches are expected, tapering to 2-3 inches in coastal Atlantic areas. Please dress warmly if you must go out and exert extra care while walking because of hazardous conditions.

The NWS also encourages motorists to travel with caution due to an expected accumulation of snow and ice, especially on bridges, overpasses and secondary roads, and reduced visibility caused by falling snow.

The campus community is urged to periodically check the SU website and email, and SU Facebook and Twitter pages, and monitor local media for information including reopening announcements.

 

9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 5

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University will close at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, due to inclement weather.

Essential personnel not on approved leave should report to work.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to check email, the SU website and the SU Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as local media, for updates including Friday hours.

 

 

8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 5

SALISBURY, MD---The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Wicomico County and the Lower Shore of Maryland, in effect until midnight.

* Hazards: Mix of sleet and snow, then snow late Thursday morning through early evening.

* Timing: Rain will mix with sleet on Thursday morning. A translation to snow/sleet mix is expected by mid- to late morning, becoming all snow by mid-afternoon through early evening.

* Accumulations: Snow and sleet accumulation of 3-5 inches is expected across the northwest portion of the Lower Maryland Eastern Shore. This is expected to taper to 2-3 inches closer to the Atlantic Coast, where more precipitation will fall as sleet. Trace amounts of ice are possible.

* Temperatures: Low 30s, dropping into the mid-20s by early evening.

* Winds: North 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph

* Impacts: Roads will become snow covered by mid- to late morning Thursday. Visibilities will drop to around a quarter-mile at times Thursday afternoon, making travel dangerous.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions: A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected. Strong winds also are possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

 

 

 

 

 

3:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 4

SALISBURY, MD---The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Wicomico County and the Lower Shore of Maryland, in effect from 6 a.m.-midnight Thursday, March 5.

* Hazards: Mix of sleet and snow, then snow late Thursday morning through early evening.

* Timing: Rain will mix with sleet by early Thursday morning. A translation to snow/sleet mix is expected by mid- to late morning Thursday, becoming all snow by noon Thursday through early evening.

* Accumulations: Snow and sleet accumulation of 3-5 inches, along with trace amounts of ice.

* Temperatures: Low 30s, dropping into the mid-20s by early evening.

* Winds: North 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph

* Impacts: Roads will become snow covered by mid- to late morning Thursday. Visibilities will drop to around a quarter-mile at times late morning Thursday and Thursday afternoon, making travel dangerous.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions: A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected. Strong winds also are possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

 

10:25 a.m. Wednesday, March 4

SALISBURY, MD---The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Wicomico County and the Lower Shore of Maryland, in effect from late tonight through Thursday evening, March 5.

* Hazards: Mix of sleet and snow, then snow late Thursday morning through evening.

* Timing: Rain will mix with sleet by early Thursday morning. A translation to snow/sleet mix is expected by mid- to late morning Thursday, becoming all snow by noon Thursday through early evening.

* Accumulations: Snow and sleet accumulation of 3-5 inches, along with trace amounts of ice.

* Temperatures: Low 30s, dropping into the mid-20s by early evening.

* Winds: North 10-15 mph with gusts to 20 mph

* Impacts: Roads will become snow covered by mid- to late morning Thursday. Visibilities will drop to around a quarter-mile at times late morning Thursday and Thursday afternoon, making travel dangerous.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions: A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Please continue to monitor the latest forecasts.


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