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Campus and region weathering ‘historic’ storm

A powerful snowstorm packing blizzard-like conditions is pounding the region, and Northeastern University facilities staff and public officials are working to clear snow and respond to the storm bringing strong winds and that could dump up to three feet of snow in some areas.

Northeastern has canceled all day and evening classes and closed business offices on Tuesday due to the snowstorm. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker ordered a state of emergency, the MBTA canceled all service on Tuesday, and in Boston a snow emergency and parking ban are in effect.

The university is closely monitoring the weather and will notify the campus community via email, social media, and the university homepage as the storm progresses. More information can also be found on Northeastern’s emergency information page.

As part of the comprehensive snow removal effort, facilities crews will be out in full force throughout the storm to shovel, plow, sand, and salt campus grounds. The division’s fleet of machinery includes trucks with plows, Bobcat utility vehicles, snow blowers, and dozens of trusty shovels.

Facilities crew members change tires on a Bobcat for more traction on Monday in preparation for the snowstorm. Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University.

Facilities crew members change tires on a Bobcat for more traction on Monday in preparation for the snowstorm. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University.

Here’s a rundown of what’s open/closed on Tuesday and hours of operation:

Online classes will continue as scheduled Tuesday, as will all activities at our Charlotte and Seattle campuses.

The off-campus shuttle service ceased operations starting at midnight and won’t be running on Tuesday.

International Village and Stetson East will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. However, given that shuttle service is cancelled, off-campus students with meal cards must use alternative modes of transportation to get to the dining halls. Follow @NUDining on Twitter for updates.

The Curry Student Center will be closed. Snell Library will be open, though with limited staff. Students are reminded to bring their Husky IDs, but there will be no visitor/guest passes. Follow @ClubSnell on Twitter for updates.

The Marino Center will open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, though the Campus Recreation facilities at SquashBusters and the Cabot Center will be closed.

In case of emergency students can contact NUPD at 617.373.3333, but are asked to visit northeastern.edu or the university’s emergency information page for general information and updates related to the snowstorm.

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