KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney will be closed Tuesday due to hazardous winter weather conditions and to give the university additional time to meet transportation and mobility needs of the campus community.
Kearney received 8 inches of snow Monday by 5 p.m., and a winter storm warning remained in effect until 3 a.m. Tuesday. Additional snowfall accumulations from 2 to 4 inches are expected Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
“While priorities have been set to make snow removal efforts as effective and efficient as possible, the large amount of snow accumulation requires an additional day to fully complete snow removal to maximize safety and ensure daily university operations can continue,” said Jon Watts, UNK vice chancellor of business and finance.
Tuesday’s closure impacts all on-site and remote classes. Calvin T. Ryan Library and the Plambeck Early Childhood Education Center will also be closed.
Dining services will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at The Market @ 27th and Louie’s Diner. Starbucks will open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and The Grid from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Antelope Bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday’s UNK women’s basketball game against Fort Hays State has been moved to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Health and Sports Center.
Essential personnel should report to their supervisor to determine their work status.