Winter storm moves through Elon area with heavy rains, then snow

The university has no plans to alter its operating schedule at this time.

A winter storm moving through central North Carolina has blanketed Elon University’s campus and the surrounding area in snow following heavy rain and high winds overnight.

Heavy snow blanketed the Elon University campus during a winter storm that hit Elon and much of North Carolina.

More than two inches of rain fell overnight in the area before snow began falling mid-morning. Soggy ground combined with high winds downed a number of trees in the area, including one by the Center for the Arts.

The National Weather Service predicted that wet snow across the area will taper off from west to east between noon and 2 p.m., with the heavier snow in the region expected to end by 1 p.m. Given the warm ground temperatures, snow and slush on roadways should melt before the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Elon University workers remove a fallen tree from in front of the Koury Center after heavy winds and rain, followed by heavy snow blew through Elon University.

Facilities Management crews are working throughout the day to clear sidewalks and remove debris from the storm.

At this time, there are no plans to alter the university’s operating schedule, with Winter Term classes scheduled to begin Tuesday morning. This message will be updated as necessary as the forecast changes throughout the day. Changes in university operations will be communicated to students, faculty and staff by email, social media and this site.

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