WCU is back on a regular schedule

Story updated Jan.29 at 2:20 p.m.

Classes at Western Carolina University for Thursday, Jan. 30, resumed. The East, main campus, this morning was back to the normal schedule and the West (HHS) Campus, started with two hours delay at 10 a.m. Classes at Biltmore are also on the regular schedule.
Cat-Tran operation to the Health and Human Sciences Building started at 9:30 a.m. Cat-Tran operation to the Health and Human Sciences Building departing the University Center at 9:30 a.m.
Instructors and students are to use their best judgments in deciding whether conditions are safe enough to travel.

Briese Gym in the snow. Photo by Ceillie Simkiss

The Tuesday cold and snowy front is still keeping the South chilly, really chilly.

The National Weather Service has a winter weather advisory in effect through noon today across WNC because of the potential for black ice. Asheville-Citizen Times reports that the main roads are clean and fine for travel, but the secondary roads are still icy. The schools at Jackson County remain close.

The earlier coverage
In an email message send Tuesday, Jan.28, acting associate provost, Beth Lofquist, said that faculty are still expected to provide meaningful online/alternative assignments for the cancelled classes.  Students are expected to be in touch with faculty and complete these assignments.

Snow is expected to continue piling up Tuesday night and the area remains under a winter weather advisory until midnight Tuesday.

There have been multiple accidents surrounding campus including a flipped car on Old Cullowhee Rd. and a car that ran into the Ledbetter Rd. so commuters should take the necessary precautions in order to stay safe on the roads.

Updates on Cat-Tran operations and class schedules will be posted to the website here.