Campus in the fall

Emergencies & Closings

Blizzard Warning issued February 26 at 12:58 PM EST until February 28 at 4:00 PM EST by National Weather Service Buffalo

BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 P.M. THIS EVENING, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26, TO 4 P.M. EST FRIDAY, FEB. 28

Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet. Winds gusting as high as 45 to 55 mph will result in severe blowing and drifting snow in Southern Erie and Wyoming counties and the western Southern Tier.

Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Areas of blowing snow will produce near zero visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commutes Thursday and Friday. Strong winds could cause some tree damage and isolated power outages.

Strong winds will cause significant blowing and drifting snow, frequently reducing visibilities to zero.
 

University policy for weather-related cancellations and closings

University policy on extraordinary weather requires that normal operations continue to the extent possible. Essential services (i.e.: Facilities Services, University Services, Residence Life, Campus Life, Environmental Health and Safety, University Police, and Food and Health Services) must be maintained in spite of severe weather. When cancellation of classes has been declared, the President will notify the Department of Marketing and Communications to facilitate announcements via the campus' emergency messaging channels (NY-Alert, listserv email, website, etc.) and on radio and TV stations across Western New York, if appropriate. Fredonia's policy states that employees designated as Essential Service will report to work at scheduled start times and perform normal and customary duties in the event of an emergency, including but not limited to weather, power outage, etc. To learn more, visit policy.fredonia.edu.
 


Tips to stay safe as you drive home

Here are some helpful tips to ensure you stay safe and are prepared to drive home in the winter weather.