KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney will close Tuesday and Wednesday due to severe winter weather forecasted for Kearney and central Nebraska.
Campus is also closed Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Tuesday. The forecast for heavy snow and ice, combined with wind to bring blizzard-like conditions, prompted the decision by UNK officials. UNK made the early decision to close due to the Thanksgiving holiday and recognizing the need for students, faculty and staff to plan travel.
The 5:30 pm Tuesday UNK women’s basketball game against Central Christian and 7:30 p.m. men’s basketball game against Wayne State are both postponed.
The Calvin T. Ryan Library and Plambeck Early Childhood Education Center also will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Students will be served by UNK Dining Services on Tuesday until 2 p.m. Dining Services will reopen for regular hours on Monday (Dec. 2).
Make plans now!
Much of Nebraska will be under a Winter Storm Warning starting tonight.
Here are the latest snowfall projections from @NWSNorthPlatte @NWSHastings @NWSOmaha.
If you become stranded, call *55 or 800-525-5555 for the NSP Highway Helpline. pic.twitter.com/H7LtuPBmg1
— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) November 25, 2019
Enjoy the relatively nice day today with highs in the 50s, big changes arrive for Tuesday! Heaviest snow is expected from mid-morning to mid-evening Tues., with the strongest winds during the evening. Continue to stay up to date with the latest forecasts! #newx #kswx pic.twitter.com/F5xxluSVkC
— NWS Hastings (@NWSHastings) November 25, 2019