University preparing for wintry weather this weekend

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Jan. 6 by Communications and External Relations:

The Winston-Salem area is under a winter storm warning, with the National Weather Service predicting several inches of snow and freezing temperatures arriving tonight.  Low temperatures are predicted to continue for several days.  Similar weather is predicted for other parts of North Carolina.

Wake Forest is implementing its plan for severe winter weather, which includes Facilities and Campus Services preparing to remove snow at several campus locations, as best as possible.  Such work would begin this weekend, if snow arrives tonight and Saturday, and continue as needed.

Several inches of snow and freezing temperatures will create hazardous conditions for motor vehicle travel, as well as walking.  Travel conditions on and off campus may remain hazardous throughout the weekend.

Local and state officials encourage drivers to remain off roads and highways in the event of severe winter weather.  Campus officials recommend that all on campus use caution when walking or driving in such conditions.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stay alert to weather forecasts in the days ahead through the news media—online, broadcast and print.

In the event of severe weather that prompts a delay or closing, Wake Forest will use several methods to alert students, faculty and staff:

–The Wake Alert website at
–A headline across the top of the University home page at It will link to the Wake Alert website.  The same banner will appear across the top of many other University web pages.
–An email message to faculty, staff and students.
–A voice mail message to faculty and staff.
–A message on the University’s weather/emergency phone line (336-758-5935).
–Announcements on radio stations WFDD (88.5 FM) and WSJS (600 AM).
–Announcements on TV stations WXII, WGHP, WFMY and News 14 Carolina.
–Social media, including the @WakeAlert Twitter account.