February 5, 2014

Snowstorm Causes Rare University Delay

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By ANNIE BUI

Cornell’s Ithaca campus was closed early Wednesday morning from 3 to 9:30 a.m. due to inclement weather conditions caused by a snowstorm, according to the University.

The closure affected classes scheduled before 10 a.m., with classes after that time remaining in session. The decision to close the campus was made around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to University Spokesperson John Carberry.

Carberry said the closure was implemented to protect the welfare of both students on campus and employees of the University, who live throughout Central New York and Northern Pennsylvania.

“These members of our community leave home for work very early in the morning and some have long drives to campus,” Carberry said. “If there’s a chance the roads will be bad and we won’t be able to keep the parking lots reasonably clear, we err on the side of caution.”

Polar vortex | Students walk down icy walkways of Libe Slope Wednesday. The University announced a delayed opening early Wednesday morning. (Connor Archard / Sun Senior Photographer)

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