With a mix of winter weather forecast to continue, commuting and travel may be difficult at times, but many weather related vehicle accidents are preventable. Decrease speed and increase following and stopping distances on snow or ice. Use traction control devices when necessary and limit trips if possible.
There are no warnings or emergencies
With continuing snow and wind in the forecast this afternoon and overnight, changing to rain Friday morning, this is a reminder to the WSU community to exercise sound judgment and caution when making commute and travel decisions, and to drive safely for the conditions.
Snow, possible freezing rain, and wind are expected in the WSU and Pullman area this afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.
WSU Pullman remains operational at this time, but students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to stay ALERT to changing road and weather conditions, ASSESS their specific circumstances, and ACT in a safe and prudent manner.
Travel may be difficult in places, but many weather related vehicle accidents are preventable. Decrease speed and increase following and stopping distances on snow or ice. Use traction control devices when necessary and limit trips if possible.
WSU leave policies related to inclement weather: https://hrs.wsu.edu/Inclement+Weather
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Area roads continue to be slick. Please consider whether driving is necessary, and try to minimize travel if you don’t have winter tires or traction devices. Exercise caution and drive Aware if you do have to travel.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for this area from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening December 9th. Wind speed will begin to increase this afternoon, with Wednesday gusts as high as 64mph forecast. Exercise appropriate caution and be prepared for possible power impacts.