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Ohio University’s Athens Campus is closed Thursday, March 5 from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m.; normal operations will resume at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 5.

The morning closure hours are intended to allow employees to make their travel plans to work according to their comfort level. The delayed opening will also allow crews additional time to treat roadways and parking lots around the Athens Campus.
 
 
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A weather forecast from the National Weather Service indicates severe winter weather will affect Athens County and the surrounding region, with several inches of snow expected to fall overnight.

With this forecast in mind, Ohio University’s leadership is closing the Athens Campus between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, to allow crews to clear roadways and parking lots around the Athens Campus. This closure is also timed according to the forecast to allow the worst of the storm to pass. Baker University Center will be open at the normal operating time of 7 a.m.; Alden Library will open at 10 a.m.

Employees are asked to communicate with their supervisors about their travel plans and coordinate the start of their work day accordingly. Supervisors are asked to treat employee requests for time off or a delayed start with respect and sensitivity.

The Athens Campus community is reminded that if the Athens County Sheriff declares a level 3 snow emergency and closes the roads, the Athens Campus would automatically close until the level 3 snow emergency was lifted. Questions regarding regional campus operations should be referred to the appropriate regional campus dean.

For additional information about personal leave usage during winter weather emergencies, please visit:

http://www.ohio.edu/compass/stories/14-15/12/winter_weather_emergencies_2014.cfm

 
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Further Information

A weather forecast from the National Weather Service indicates severe winter weather will affect Athens County and the surrounding region, with several inches of snow expected to fall overnight.

With this forecast in mind, Ohio University’s leadership is closing the Athens Campus between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, to allow crews to clear roadways and parking lots around the Athens Campus. This closure is also timed according to the forecast to allow the worst of the storm to pass. Baker University Center will be open at the normal operating time of 7 a.m.; Alden Library will open at 10 a.m.

Employees are asked to communicate with their supervisors about their travel plans and coordinate the start of their work day accordingly. Supervisors are asked to treat employee requests for time off or a delayed start with respect and sensitivity.

The Athens Campus community is reminded that if the Athens County Sheriff declares a level 3 snow emergency and closes the roads, the Athens Campus would automatically close until the level 3 snow emergency was lifted. Questions regarding regional campus operations should be referred to the appropriate regional campus dean.

For additional information about personal leave usage during winter weather emergencies, please visit:

http://www.ohio.edu/compass/stories/14-15/12/winter_weather_emergencies_2014.cfm

 
Critical Incident

If an emergency is a critical incident, or becomes a critical incident, you can find information through:

  • Ohio University's Homepage
  • Your campus e-mail (@ohio.edu accounts)
  • Text message
  • Ohio University’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Campus televisions connected to CATvision
  • Outdoor emergency notification system
  • 740.597.1800 for a recorded message (on Athens campus, 7-1800)
  • Non-tech methods (on-the-ground teams, bullhorns, posted alerts, etc.)
 
Questions?
If you have questions about the University's emergency notification system, please send an e-mail to etm@ohio.edu
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