Cornell Cancels Classes Following Barrage of Snow

Ithaca College, Tompkins County Community College and the Ithaca County School District had canceled classes and told students to stay home, but Cornellians were still trudging up the slope to make it to classes and work for early morning classes; Cornell cancelled classes as of 10 a.m.

Solar Flashback: Snow Storms

The University cancelled classes and closed the campus on Monday due to the latest seasonal storm, and although past shutdowns have been rare, snow storms have affected campus in various ways over the decades.

As Winter Storm Looms, Cornell Cancels Monday Classes

The University canceled all Monday classes on its Ithaca campus amid a snowstorm predicted to hit Ithaca with approximately six to 12 inches of snow. This is only the fourth time in the past 26 years the University has canceled all classes because of inclement weather.

Under Heavy Snow Forecast, University Mum on Class Cancellation

As students trek back to campus after Thanksgiving Break, Cornell’s Ithaca campus is under a Winter Storm Watch from Sunday until Monday night. Approximately eight to 12 inches of snow are expected to hit Ithaca starting Sunday morning. Multiple transportation services have made inclement weather changes for weekend travelers. The company OurBus canceled all its Sunday trips to Ithaca and added additional Saturday trips, according to Coach USA’s Shortline Ithaca Platinum service rescheduled all Sunday departures to leave between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Other Shortline buses leaving from New York City on Sunday will only operate between 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m, according to the service’s website.

Storm Jonas Delays Student Return to Cornell

Cornell students and faculty members scrambled to return to Ithaca in time for the first day of classes in the aftermath of winter storm Jonas, which hit the East Coast last weekend. The storm halted travel in several East Coast states, grounding more than ten thousand flights, freezing and covering roads and crippling mass transportation systems, according to The New  York Times. Kevin Kee ’18, a Washington D.C. resident, remembered that stores were “packed” as people prepared for the storm. “We went to the grocery store to stock up and you should’ve seen the bread aisle. Almost all the bread was gone and the lines were packed,” Kee said.

TEST SPIN: Daughter — Not To Disappear

This past weekend, I spent a period of about 24 hours intermittently watching snow plaster itself against the homes and roads of the neighborhood I grew up in. The sky was a constant, distant grey that seemed to feed off of the continuous snowfall instead of starving from it. Standing outside, leaning against a shovel with drenched gloves and hearing the crackle of ice shifting in my hair as I lifted my gaze, I stared straight into the sky and could find no single trace of sunlight. We don’t get snowfall like this too often in South-Central Pennsylvania; by the time you clear to the end of your driveway, the other end is drowning under inches of snow again. Crossing the street becomes an all-day affair.