The University issued a notice stating that classes after 5 p.m. today through Tuesday have been cancelled. Dining services will remain open as scheduled this evening, the announcement said. Corcoran, McElroy, and Stuart dining halls will open at 8 a.m. tomorrow. All shuttle bus service will end at 8 p.m. tonight and will not be running tomorrow.
Governor Charlie Baker has issued a state of emergency for Massachusetts. In addition, a blizzard warning has been issued for eastern and southeastern Massachusetts as well as all of Rhode Island by The National Weather Service. The warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Monday until 1 a.m. Wednesday. The area could face up to three feet of snow.
The notice was upgraded from a blizzard watch to a warning Sunday afternoon. Preparations should be made for the storm—it has the potential to be catastrophic, meteorologist Benjamin Sipprell told the Boston Globe.
The blizzard warning includes an estimated snow accumulation of 20 to 30 inches and winds around 30 to 40 miles per hour. At times, visibility will be one-quarter mile or less, the warning states.
“This is a severe storm with potentially historic snow accumulation totals,” the University said in a statement. “Given predicted snowfall, freezing temperatures, high winds and limited visibility, it is strongly urged that students remain in their residence halls except for trips to the dining facilities.”
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