Campus closed Feb. 17 due to icy conditions

Belmont University has officially canceled classes and closed university offices for Tuesday Feb. 17.

This is the second day the university has made the decision after closing campus Monday due to the winter weather.

The cafeteria will remain open.

The fitness center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All intramural sports games and group fitness classes are cancelled.

All nonessential campus activities have been postponed.

Ice and snow have heavily hit areas across Middle Tennessee since Sunday evening with some seeing ice accumulation from a quarter of an inch to more than an inch.

The National Weather Service issued an ice storm warning for the area until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Temperatures are expected to slip into the teens into the morning, which could cause the roads to freeze and make for hazardous road conditions.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean spoke on Monday afternoon from the Emergency Operations Center located by campus and urged residents not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary.

“By staying home, you’ll keep yourself and your family safe and you’ll give our work crews more time to salt and clear the roads,” Dean said. “So I repeat: Please don’t travel unless you absolutely have to.”

In case of emergency road needs, Metro Public Works’ hotline number is 615-862-8750.

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