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Thursday, June 30, 2016
 

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UPDATE: Campus remains closed as snowfall total approaches two feet

9:30 p.m.: The Princeton University campus will remain closed overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. University officials continue to monitor the storm and travel conditions, and will determine Sunday when normal operations will resume.

An update on the campus condition will be posted to the University homepage and to the SNOW line, 609-258-SNOW (7669), by 8 a.m. Sunday.

Crews continue to clear snow from campus roads and walkways. As of 9 p.m. Saturday, an estimated 21 to 22 inches had fallen, and an inch or two more was expected to fall before the storm abates. Roads in the Princeton area and across a wide section of New Jersey remained hazardous Saturday night.

All campus events were canceled Saturday. The 11 a.m. service Sunday at the University Chapel has also been canceled.

Only employees in essential services roles should report to work at the University. Those driving to campus are asked to park in either the North or West garages.

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3:20 p.m.: Work crews continue to clear roads and walkways on the Princeton University campus as the snowfall total has reached about 18 inches at mid-afternoon. All Saturday events are canceled.

University officials continue to monitor the storm, campus and regional conditions, and forecasts. The next weather update will be posted to the University homepage and the SNOW line, 609-258-SNOW (7669), by 10 p.m.

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9:15 a.m.: Nearly one foot of snow has fallen on the Princeton University campus, where Saturday's events have been canceled because of the blizzard that has led the governor of New Jersey to declare a state of emergency.

Crews are working steadily to keep roads and walkways on campus clear. The University advises people to stay indoors; if you do go outdoors, use extreme caution.

The University continues to monitor the storm as well as conditions on campus, in the town of Princeton and the region.

The next weather update will be posted to the University homepage and the SNOW line, 609-258-SNOW (7669), by 4 p.m.

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5:54 a.m.: Because of heavy snow and hazardous travel conditions in the region, Princeton University is closed today as of 6 a.m. for non-essential personnel. All events on campus have been cancelled.

The governor has declared a state of emergency in New Jersey.

Only employees in essential services roles should report to work at the University. Those driving to campus are asked to park in either the North or West garages. 

Everyone on campus is encouraged to stay indoors and, if heading outdoors, to use caution. Blizzard conditions are expected much of the day, with blowing snow and wind gusts with the potential to knock down tree limbs and power lines.

NJTRANSIT has suspended service, so the Dinky line to Princeton is not running. TigerTransit buses are not running.

The Princeton University Art Museum, campus libraries, and athletic and recreation facilities are closed. Orange Key campus tours are also canceled.

McCosh Health Center and Frist Campus Center are open. The Butler-Wilson residential dining hall is open on an intersession schedule. Classes are not in session.

The University will continue to monitor the storm and post an update on conditions by 10 a.m. on the University homepage and on the SNOW line, (609)-258-SNOW.

Members of the University community can manage how they receive non-emergency messages, including weather-related notifications, via the Princeton Telephone and Email Notification System (PTENS). PTENS allows authorized Princeton officials to send information simultaneously to individuals via landline phones, cellular phones, text messages and e-mail.

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