Oct. 29 weather impact update

Evening weather, classes and activities update

The Public Safety Team continues to monitor weather conditions. The National Weather Service evening forecast calls for additional snow, dropping temperatures and significant travel impacts tonight.

Students and employees who feel that they cannot safely get home from campus after evening activities, or who cannot safely get to campus for evening classes or activities should contact their instructors or supervisors to discuss their situation.

Instructors are encouraged to be flexible regarding students who cannot make it to campus this evening or who have difficulty traveling to and from campus during inclement weather for evening classes, labs, events and activities.

Please give yourself extra time to travel and use caution traveling to, from and through campus. Temperatures are expected to drop into the low teens to single digits this evening and remain low tomorrow.

We will continue to monitor conditions throughout the night and early morning hours.

Thank you,

The Public Safety Team


Message sent at 12:40 p.m. October 29, 2019
Subject: Weather impact update

Colorado State University is closely monitoring weather patterns, the forecast for this afternoon and evening, and road conditions.

All CSU classes, events and activities will continue as scheduled today, through this evening. The city and county indicate that road crews are keeping up with clearing roads, and Facilities Management is keeping up with snow removal on campus.

We are in frequent communication today with our community experts. This includes close communication with the Fort Collins and Larimer County emergency management offices and road crews, Poudre School District and Thompson School District, and the National Weather Service.

Please be cautious while traveling to, from and around campus and consider using public transportation instead of driving.

We ask supervisors and instructors to use good judgment in accommodating the needs of employees and students who may have a long commute, or who may be impacted by child care needs. Poudre and Thompson School Districts will remain open today through their regular class schedule, but have canceled after school activities. If you feel you cannot get to campus or need to leave early due to weather and road conditions, please treat this as you would any other personal emergency and contact your instructors or supervisor to discuss your situation.

We will continue to monitor weather, the forecast and road conditions throughout the afternoon and evening.

For more information about how the university determines a weather closure, see https://source.colostate.edu/university-guidelines-weather-closure/.