UPDATED noon: Campus reopened for non-essential staff, April 17

April 17, 2007 12:12 p.m.

As local travel and weather conditions have improved, the University is now open for non-essential personnel, beginning with those who normally report for work after 1 p.m. Those staff members are expected to report to work as usual today (Tuesday, April 17).

Non-essential staff who normally arrive for work prior to 1 p.m. -- those affected by the earlier closing -- are not expected to come in today. They should report for work at their normal times tomorrow (Wednesday, April 18).

Essential employees are expected to report at their normal hours. The academic schedule will operate as normal.

University officials will continue to monitor travel conditions related to the area flooding, which caused the state of New Jersey to declare a state of emergency. Updates will be posted on the Princeton home page and on University's weather emergency hotline, (609) 258-SNOW.

According to local authorities, the following roads have reopened: Route 27 at River Road, Alexander Road on both sides of Route 1 and Harrison Street between Faculty Road and Route 1. Washington Road east of Route 1 remains closed. Live traffic reports are available on the New Jersey Department of Transportation website.

The University maintains an Emergency Preparedness website, which includes links to the Office of Human Resources' emergency weather policy and other emergency guidelines for the campus community (with flood and flash flood information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency).

The National Weather Service provides weather updates for central New Jersey on its website.