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More adverse weather prompts Emory closure Feb. 13

Emory Report | Feb. 12, 2014

Due to continuing severe weather conditions and adverse travel conditions Emory is closed Thursday, Feb. 13.

 Emory Healthcare employees should refer to the EHC intranet (ourehc.org) for information on operations and procedures.

Check for shuttle service updates.  

For weather updates, call Emory's weather information line at 404-727-1234, check the University's website, and watch for all-Emory email advisories.

Members of the University community can also obtain updated information by clicking the "Emergency" icon on the Emory Mobile app for quick access to key phone numbers for one-touch dialing. Consult local radio and TV news broadcasts.

Preparing for power loss

Campus Services continued its preparations for severe weather outcomes, including potential loss of power.

One of the biggest concerns, according to Karen Salisbury, chief of staff to the vice president of Campus Services, was the possibility of falling tree limbs and other debris that might be shaken loose by the sleet and freezing rain. 

"We're asking people to stay indoors," Salisbury said, referring to students in residence on campus and staff sheltering in place for animal care and essential services.

Emory Transportation and Parking Services continued to work to contact parking permit holders on campus and particularly on Eagle Row to move their cars into Peavine deck to protect them should the ice bring down limbs.

"We're also working with [DeKalb County] on the roads, with the Starvine Bridge as a priority for the C shuttle," Salisbury said. The Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association shuttle was to suspend operations because of the adverse weather conditions.

Campus Services personnel were also working to keep the entrances to Emory University Hospital clear and safe, she said.

In the event of power outages, Campus Services will use its portable fueling tank to fuel building generators on a priority basis to restore power, Salisbury said.

For information on student services during the closure, contact Andy Wilson