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NIU to cancel classes effective 12:30 p.m.

March 5, 2013
Photo of the Holmes Student Center in winterAll classes at Northern Illinois University will be cancelled beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5.  Campus offices and facilities remain operational during normal hours, and designated essential operational personnel are required to report.

All NIU classes are scheduled to resume at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 6.

During these winter months, all students, faculty and staff are urged to use caution and personal judgment in their travels to and from campus and to dress appropriately for protection from cold temperatures and wind chills.

NIU Huskie buses will continue to run as travel conditions permit. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., service will be reduced to one route each for Route 1, 2, 3, 4R, 4L, 5, 7 and 8.

Evening service routes – Evening Circle Right and Left, Circle North and Route 7 – will begin at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon.

NIU’s Late Night Ride Service will not be offered this evening due to the weather but will resume Wednesday during normally-scheduled hours.

Illinois High School Association boys basketball class 1A and 2A supersectional games scheduled for this evening at the Convocation Center have been rescheduled for 6 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6.

Due to the continued snowfall and worsening road conditions, in addition to enforcing the snow emergency routes by issuing parking citations, DeKalb police has begun towing vehicles that are in violation of those snow route parking prohibitions. Disabled or improperly parked vehicles deemed to be hazardous to vehicular traffic may also be towed, even if not on a posted Snow Emergency Route. This will continue until the conclusion of the snow emergency.

Updates will be posted on the NIU website at