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Posted: 15:51:58, Tuesday, Dec 8, 2009   Expiration: 01:33:18, Thursday, Dec 10, 2009  

Classes cancelled for Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. Non-essential employees directed to stay home.

As a convenience, we are posting a transcript of the news article about the cancellations.

News Article

UW-Madison classes cancelled, non-essential employees asked to stay home

Dec. 8, 2009

In light of blizzard warnings for Madison and Dane County, Chancellor Biddy Martin has cancelled classes and asked all non-essential university employees to stay home on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

"The safety of our students, faculty and staff is paramount," Martin says. "I encourage the campus community to stay off the roads on Wednesday. We hope to return to normal university business on Thursday."

Current forecasts are calling for snow all night, with gusting winds and total accumulations ranging from 12-16 inches before Wednesday night.

Despite the Wednesday closing, critical campus services will be maintained. These areas include public safety, snow removal, animal care, patient care and University Housing.

If you work in one of these areas, or in a department or unit that has designated you as an essential employee, please plan to report, if possible. If you are unable to travel due to the inclement weather, contact your supervisor.

Please note, all employees of University Housing are deemed essential and should report if possible, or refer to Housing inclement weather policies.

Non-essential personnel are encouraged to stay at home to help facilitate the efficient clearing of streets, sidewalks, and parking lots. An individual who needs to work on authorized activities and who can reach the campus safely, may report to work with supervisory permission.

Additional updates will be posted as they are available. Should you still plan to come to campus, visit the following resources:

Madison Metro buses are running. Visit http://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/ for updates.

Find more information on roadways from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

-- George Sergeyevich Saveliev

Created: 15:56:24, Tuesday, Dec 8, 2009 (by Weizhong W.)
Updated: 01:33:20, Thursday, Dec 10, 2009 (by System U.)