When Heavy Snow Falls…

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Central and southern Indiana was hit by one of the biggest winter storms in years. More than a foot of snow fell on parts of central and southern Indiana. Schools, businesses and government offices shut down. In many counties, a snow emergency kept cars off the roads, and Indiana University cancelled class for the first time in over 30 years. WFIU’s Colin Bishop reports from Bloomington on how local residents weathered the storm.

  • Margaret Greischar

    IU closed for one day in 1996 when Bloomington had the last record snowfall.

    And while we’re at it, IU needs to decide much earlier that it’s going to close since many people who come from outlying areas must leave home early to get here by the time work begins. Don’t wait until workers are on the roads to decide IU will close; in times of adverse weather conditions such as we’ve just seen, the IU administration should be more willing to close instead of endangering staff have to brave hazardous, unplowed roads in order to arrive for the early shift; such decisions should be made no later 5 AM.

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