East Carolina University has sent out an alert to students that classes that begin at or after 3:30 p.m. today are canceled and scheduled to resume at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 due to expected weather conditions.
The alert advises ECU employees and administrators to monitor the snow storm through the afternoon and night due to the National Weather Service issue for a winter storm warning in Greenville and Pitt County to begin today at 4 p.m. and end Feb. 20 at 10 a.m.
“Starting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 employees should observe Condition 1 until midnight and move to Condition 2 from 12:01 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21 of the University Adverse Weather & Emergency Event policy,” the alert said.
Students are advised to take precautions for expected hazardous road conditions and to stay clear of ice patches while on the road, according to the alert.
Various precipitation is expected and a possibility of 4 to 6 inches of snow that will begin at 6 p.m. The alert said higher amounts are possible and snow is expected to stop Friday morning.
“Mixed wintry precipitation is expected to impact Pitt County and eastern North Carolina beginning Thursday afternoon through early Friday to include the possibility of 4-6 inches of snow (with locally higher amounts possible). Conditions experienced by individuals will vary, and everyone is responsible for their own actions and safety,” the alert said.
ECU will update students by 8 a.m. tomorrow through ECU alert. Details regarding the ECU Physicians clinics will be available on a special hotline: 252-744-5080 or 1-800-745-5181. Information on campus transportation services can be on the student affairs website.