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UPDATE: WKU classes cancelled again due to winter weather


Editor’s note: This story was updated with a statement from WKU on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 3:32 p.m.

WKU classes are canceled and all campuses are closed on Wednesday, Jan. 17, according to an alert sent by WKU today.

According to Bowling Green weather forecasts, continually low temperatures are keeping roads icy and frigid wind chills are making it feel colder.

Jace Lux, university spokesperson, said via email that an assessment of campus by facilities crews and WKU police officers determined closing campus tomorrow was necessary.

“Stairwells, sidewalks and parking lots continue to see snow and ice accumulation that will not respond to salt and chemical treatment until temperatures rise significantly,” Lux stated. “Additionally, many students live in areas that experienced more significant weather conditions than Bowling Green, and we do not want them taking unnecessary risks attempting to return to campus from winter break.”

Kentucky is still under a state of emergency due to the winter weather, declared on Sunday, Jan. 14 by Gov. Andy Beshear.

Residents are encouraged to stay weather-aware and exercise caution when driving on icy roads.

Editor-in-Chief Alexandria Anderson can be reached at [email protected].

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