The University will operate under Condition 2 on Thursday. All classes are cancelled.

02/17/2021 Employees, Students

With a significant winter storm moving across North Carolina tonight and tomorrow, causing hazardous road conditions and power outages, North Carolina A&T State University will operate under Condition 2 on Thursday. All classes are cancelled, and North Carolina A&T is open only for mandatory operations, with only mandatory employees required to report to or remain at work. 

The National Weather Service has implemented a Winter Storm Warning from midnight tonight through 7 a.m. Friday. Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency for North Carolina, Guilford County authorities have issued an emergency declaration locally, as well. 

Because many A&T employees are already working remotely due to COVID-19 concerns, it will be up to supervisors to determine which non-mandatory employees will be required to work remotely on Thursday. Please be in touch with your supervisor if you have questions. 

The storm is expected to arrive in the Piedmont Triad this evening, with rain overnight that is projected to turn to freezing rain by early Thursday morning. While the severe weather is expected to lighten midday, it is expected to intensify Thursday afternoon and evening before ending on Friday. 

  1. National Weather Service officials project approximately .50 inches of accumulated ice on Thursday leading to hazardous driving conditions. Such conditions often cause power lines to snap, resulting in outages. A similar ice storm in 2014 caused power outages for 165,000 homes in Guilford County. 

Take the time now to ensure you and your family are prepared for an impactful event, with food and other provisions necessary to weather Thursday’s expected storm. Charge phones, computers and backup batteries to ensure you can stay in communication with others, even if electric service is interrupted.