Area universities respond to snowfall

By Brad Crofford, Editor-in-chief

Oklahoma is well-known for its unpredictable for its weather, and today’s snowfall is no exception. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that is in effect until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 12.

The advisory predicts accumulations of “anywhere from 1 to 3 inches by this evening” and warns that “snow accumulations may result in slick and hazardous roadways.”

The University of Central Oklahoma has responded by closing after 1:00 pm on Tuesday. This involves canceling all classes and closing its offices.

Oklahoma City University (OCU) remains open, but several events have been canceled. provides a list of Oklahoma weather-related closings.

UPDATE, 2:10 pm: OCU announced at 1:50 pm that it would be closing at 3:00 pm due to the weather; all classes and activities after 3:00 pm will be canceled.

UPDATE, 2:42 pm: SNU Provost Mary Jones sent an email to students announcing that Tuesday evening classes will meet as scheduled.

UPDATE, 3:20 pm: Jones explained the rationale behind the decision not to cancel classes in an email exchange with The Echo.

“We are not canceling classes tonight due to the weather.  The temperature is supposed to remain at 34 degrees or above for the evening.  The roads are in good shape.  There is a group of us who meet and review multiple factors,” Jones said.