Turn to media, Web for weather info

If a severe snow or ice storm causes the University to alter the normal work and/or class schedules, an announcement will be posted on the University’s home page (wustl.edu) and a number of media outlets will air an announcement.

Separate announcements will be made regarding the Hilltop Campus (includes all campuses other than the Medical Campus), evening-school classes and the Medical Campus and will apply only to Washington University students, faculty and staff.

Media outlets that air such announcements are KSDK-TV Channel 5, KMOV-TV Channel 4, KTVI-TV Channel 2, KDNL-TV Channel 30, KMOX-AM (1120) and WSIE-FM (88.7).

Radio station KTRS-AM (550) has an off-air telephone snow-closing system. To access it, call 550-KTRS (5877) or 453-5555. You will be prompted to enter an ID number.

For the Hilltop Campus, the ID number is 1278; for evening classes, the number is 1440; and for the Medical Campus, it’s 1439. If there is a closing or cancellation, it will be announced a few seconds after you enter the ID number.

All KTRS snow-closing announcements will be erased from the system between 2-3 p.m. To check for the following day, you will need to call after 3 p.m.

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