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November 11, 2003


The unusually warm weather of early November makes it difficult to realize winter is just around the corner. An early snow or freezing rain can mean a school closing or delay.

Please review APSUs Inclement Weather Procedures online. The University makes every effort to remain open on a normal or modified schedule unless weather conditions are prohibitive.
November 11, 2003


The unusually warm weather of early November makes it difficult to realize winter is just around the corner. An early snow or freezing rain can mean a school closing or delay.

Please review APSU's Inclement Weather Procedures online. The University makes every effort to remain open on a normal or modified schedule unless weather conditions are prohibitive.

On “bad weather days” when APSU remains open, everyone is expected to report to work, and students are expected to attend classes. However, since weather conditions can vary—even within areas of close proximity—faculty, staff and students should exercise their own judgment in deciding whether it's safe to travel, based on their local road and weather conditions.

Faculty and staff unable to travel to campus should contact their department chairs or supervisors. Unless APSU officially closes, absentees are required to take annual leave.

APSU officials decide whether to cancel or delay classes in the event of potentially hazardous roads, and efforts are made to notify media quickly. Generally, this happens through a series of phone calls, beginning with the campus police and University officials about 4:30 a.m., with calls from the public relations staff to media outlets beginning between 5-5:30 a.m.

However, there may be a delay before cancellation/delay information is announced in the media due to the high volume of calls to radio and TV stations from hundreds of schools, other organizations, etc. Also, in some instances, an electronic or telephone outage can make media notification impossible.

When weather conditions are questionable, don't rely on one media source. Check several! One may receive the announcement when others don't. The messages usually are posted first on the voice mail for the main University telephone number (221-7011).

If possible, announcements are provided to The Leaf-Chronicle and these television stations:

•WSMV-Channel 4
•WTVF-Channel 5
•WKRN-Channel 2
•WZTZ-Channel 17 (Fox)
•TV-43
•Charter Communication

as well as these radio stations:

•WAPX-FM
•WDKN-AM
•WSM-AM and FM
•WLAC-AM and FM
•WJZC-FM
•WKDF-FM and WGFX-FM
•WJMR-AM, WCVQ-FM, WDXN, WZZP and WVVR
•WBVR-FM and AM
•WHOP-AM
•WKKJ-FM
•WRVM-FM
•WEKT-AM
—Dennie Burke