Weekend could hold winter weather at WWU
Snow coats a pine tree outside Carver Gymnasium on Dec, 17, 2008. File photo by Matthew Anderson | WWU
It's only November, but winter weather is upon us, and Western Washington University officials will be paying close attention to the weather in the next few days to determine whether conditions are safe for operations at the university and for travel to and from campus.
Right now, the National Weather Service is floating the possibility of snow on Friday night. That could change, of course, at any time.
To stay abreast of possible closures and delays at WWU, pay attention to these sources:
- The university website. In the event of a delay or a closure, the WWU website will be updated regularly with the latest information. Also pay attention to the WWU emergency website.
- The storm line/emergency hotline. The WWU storm line, at (360) 650-6500, is updated each morning on days of questionable weather.
- Your e-mail and cell phone. If you're a WWU student or employee and you've submitted your cell phone number via Web4U, you'll get a message sent to your cell phone via the Western Alert system when campus is fully or partially closed.
A few travel tips, courtesy of the Sustainable Transportation office at WWU:
- On your day of travel, check the Whatcom Transportation Authority website for rider alerts, route changes, delays or closures due to weather conditions.
- Students: Text "bus" to 68398 to receive updates about late night student shuttle service, in the event that it stops running due to unsafe weather conditions.
- Dress appropriately for the weather in the event that your planned transportation is delayed or canceled.
- Questions? Contact the Sustainable Transportation Office at (360) 650-7960 or email@example.com.