Chadron State College is closing its campus Friday, Feb. 12 due to winter weather conditions. Residence halls and dining services will remain open.
According to Region 23 Emergency Management, Dawes County snow crews and law enforcement are requesting individuals stay at home unless it is an emergency. Travel is not advised.
The forecast for Chadron calls for bitter cold and snow through Monday. According to the National Weather Service, Wind Chill Advisories are in effect for western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming tonight through Monday. The National Weather Service recommends to limit outdoor exposure and wear warm layers with a hat.
Keep your pets indoors and carry an emergency kit in your vehicle that includes blankets, extra food, and water. Additionally, slick, icy and snow-packed roads may have reduced visibility at times due to falling and blowing snow. The combination of cold and moisture may make conditions even more dangerous for area livestock and increase their vulnerability to the cold.
CSC employees may refer to Human Resources or the Employee Handbook for information regarding leave practices during campus closures. Employees may refer to their supervisor to determine if they are essential personnel.
—CSC College Relations