Adverse Weather Alert - Winter Weather News

March 17, 2014

Adverse Weather Alert - Winter Weather News

3/17/14, 7:02 p.m.

With a winter weather advisory in effect for the area for Monday, March 17 until 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, including possible freezing precipitation, following are some reminders about the University’s adverse weather practices.

Any announcements about a change in the University's operations will be posted as soon as possible to Unless a change is announced, the University always operates under Condition 1 - regular schedule. (classes will be held; offices will be open)

SPA and EPA Non-Faculty employees are reminded to consult the University’s applicable adverse weather policies; more information is available on the Office of Human Resources website at

When the University is in Condition 1 (open) or Condition 2 (classes canceled; offices open), employees are generally expected to report to work.

Unless specific law enforcement restrictions prohibit travel in a given area, individual employees must use their best judgment as to whether they can safely travel to and from work given local conditions. No employee is expected to risk personal safety unnecessarily to travel to or from work.

If a non-emergency employee is unable to report to work due to continuing adverse weather-related conditions, school closings or other weather-related reasons, the employee must consult with his or her supervisor before using available leave to not report to work, report late or leave work early, as appropriate. Consult the Office of Human Resources website at for more information.

UNC uses three main adverse weather operating conditions:  Condition 1 (open), Condition 2 (classes canceled; offices open) or Condition 3(classes canceled; offices closed). Reports of state government closings do not apply to the University. The University announces adverse weather news on, the campus information sources listed below, and through the news media.

Other information sources:

  • (919) 843-1234. Adverse Weather and Emergency Phone Line for recorded information and announcements about campus operations.
  • UNC Traveler's Information System Radio, 1610 AM, near campus.
  • UNC Department of Public Safety for details including parking lot conditions.
  • Chapel Hill Transit for inclement weather updates, routes and schedules, and actual bus arrival times.