Feb. 12, 2014 – All Fort Valley State University campus locations closed at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 12, due to forecasts calling for a potentially damaging ice storm. The campus will reopen on Friday, Feb. 14 for regular business hours.
The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Storm Warning” for central Georgia for Wednesday and Thursday. Conditions call for freezing rain, ice accumulation and high winds.
For emergency assistance, contact FVSU’s Department of Campus Police and Safety, (478) 825-6211
Fort Valley State University to close campus at noon on Wednesday due to winter storm warning
Feb. 12, 2014 – All Fort Valley State University campus locations will close at noon Wednesday, Feb. 12, and remain closed until Thursday, Feb. 13, at noon due to forecasts calling for a potentially damaging ice storm.
The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Storm Warning” for central Georgia for Wednesday and Thursday. Conditions call for freezing rain and high winds.
Dr. Dwayne Crew, associate vice president of business and finance who leads FVSU’s Emergency Management Team, said the major concerns are ice on the roads and power lines in areas where there are a large amount of trees.
As a result, all FVSU classes, events and activities scheduled during this closure have been cancelled; however, essential personnel should report to work.
FVSU President Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith said FVSU students, faculty and staffers should take precautions to remain safe during this closure.
“We hope everyone remains safe,” Griffith said.
On-campus housing and food service will continue to be available for residential students; however, students will dine using the weekend schedule. The cafeteria hours are:
- · Breakfast: 9 – 11 a.m.
- · Brunch: 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- · Dinner: 5 – 8 p.m.
Campus officials also have taken the necessary measures to protect the animals.
Additionally, FVSU is working to identify opportunities for students to make up any missed classes due to the campus closure.
The university will reopen at noon on Thursday, Feb. 13.
For details, please contact FVSU’s Office of Marketing and Communications at (478) 825-6319 or email@example.com.