Snow shutting down Emory University, Agnes Scott College tomorrow

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 28, 2014
Matheson Reading Room at Emory University. Source: Wikimedia commons

Matheson Reading Room at Emory University. Source: Wikimedia commons

Go ahead and add our community’s two major institutions of higher learning to the closure list for Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Messages posted on the websites for Emory University and Agnes Scott College say both institutions will shut down due to the snowy weather.

From Emory’s website:

Emory University will be closed, Wednesday, January 29, due to severe weather conditions. Emory Healthcare staff are expected to report to work during inclement weather. Patient care activities and responsibilities, including support services, must continue to function properly so that services to our patients are not interrupted. For shuttle service updates, go to: For updates, call Emory’s weather information line at 404-727-1234, check the university’s website at, and watch for All-Emory email advisories.

Agnes Scott posted a short message saying they would also be closed tomorrow. The two post-secondary institutions join a growing list of schools, local governments and other large employers that are telling employees to stay home tomorrow.

There’s also some follow-up information from the city of Decatur about what’s going on out there.

The Decatur Minute blog says:

– There’s ice at the corner of Commerce and North Candler, so be careful when driving there.

– Check on the senior citizens in your neighborhood. More from the city:

“Many of us prep for cold weather by stocking the kitchen, picking up a space heater, throwing more blankets on the bed and tending to our plants and animals. However, it is not easy for every member of our community to prepare for or endure extremely cold weather. Please take a few minutes to check on the seniors in your neighborhood. See if you can bring in their mail or wood or something else they may need. Sometimes simply being checked on is greatly appreciated when staying indoors gets to be lonely. Lastly, a neighbor may need emergency assistance and unable to call for themselves.”

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