LIU Still Open Despite Snow Hangover

LIU Still Open Despite Snow Hangover

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By Brian Riley
Co-News Editor

For the second spring semester in a row, Post has been hit by a crippling snowstorm in
the first few weeks of the term. Last semester, winter storm Juno resulted in a day and a half
of canceled classes. Although this time, winter storm Jonas hit its hardest on Saturday, it could be conceived that some kind of alternate schedule should have been arranged.

Facilities plowing by the Hillwood Parking lot after snow storm Jonas
Facilities plowing by the Hillwood Parking lot after snow storm Jonas

Other Campuses according to nbcnewyork.com:

• SUNY Old Westbury- Canceled
• Adelphi University- 2hr delay
• Hofstra University- 3hr delay
• Molloy College- Canceled
• Nassau Community College- delayed
• St. Johns University- Delayed

According to weather.com, a total of 30.5 inches of snow fell at John F. Kennedy airport. Several other locations on the eastern seaboard accounted for the largest snowstorm ever. The snow has made an impact on the Long Island Railroad as well. Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach, and the West Hempstead lines were closed on Monday, Jan. 25.

Although most of the snow fell on Saturday, Jan. 23, it was still di cult to maneuver around the campus on Monday, Jan. 25. This was especially important for those who had 8 a.m. classes. Walkways were extremely narrow and icy between the parking lot and Hillwood Commons, as well as between Hillwood Commons and Humanities Hall. In addition to the walkways, the “reject lot” wasn’t very clear either. Cars were scattered in an uneven, crooked line that curved around the mounds of snow. The same could have been said about the Pratt Recreation Center parking lot as well. Although conditions did slightly improve towards the middle of the day, it became obvious why other local campuses had an alternate schedule.

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