UNC, NC State, Duke cancel or delay Friday classes because of weather

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Ethan Hyman/ehyman@newsobserver.com

The snow might not be as much as initially expected for Friday, but some universities are delaying or canceling classes on campus.

UNC-Chapel Hill: Classes are canceled and all non-mandatory operations are suspended. Only mandatory employees must report to or remain at work.

N.C. State University is canceling classes Friday after originally announcing a two-hour delay. School operations will be closed through noon on Sunday, Jan. 23.

Duke University: All on-campus classes before 10 a.m. are canceled or will be moved to online instruction. Instructors will inform students on Friday morning. Online classes will continue as scheduled. All on-campus classes beginning after 10 a.m. will be held as scheduled.

Some Duke Health clinics that offer COVID-19 testing and vaccinations may delay opening or close, based on local conditions. The university’s on-campus surveillance test sites will be closed Friday and will reopen Monday, Jan. 24.

UNC Wilmington is canceling all classes Friday and suspending some campus operations, with icy weather, poor driving conditions and power outages expected in the area. Students in the Online Accelerated Program should talk with their instructors about how the weather might affect their classes.

The UNCW Student Health Center will close at 5 p.m. Thursday and reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, so there will be no COVID-19 testing on campus Friday.

East Carolina University canceled all classes Friday through 8 a.m. Monday and will suspend some campus operations because of the winter storm warning. Road conditions are expected to be extremely hazardous from a wintry mix through the weekend in Greenville.

ECU’s Student Health Services will be closed on Friday and COVID-19 surveillance testing is suspended Friday.

At Elizabeth City State University, all non-mandatory operations are suspended starting Thursday night through Sunday. Classes are canceled Thursday night and all day Friday. Campus dining locations will have limited hours over the weekend.

Methodist University in Fayetteville is closing most offices and moving on-campus, in-person classes to remote learning Friday. Some dining locations and the library will be closed.

This story will be updated as other campuses announce delays and/or cancellations.

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