Fierce winds nix morning classes

Fierce winds nix morning classes

Intense 60+ mph winds whip through Upstate causing power outages, travel advisories.
Published: February 25, 2019 | Updated: March 1st, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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A SU student makes her way across campus Monday morning.

Syracuse University canceled Monday morning classes due to the extreme wind speeds battering upstate NY. An Orange Alert and campus-wide email were sent around 8:45 Sunday evening saying only essential personnel were to report to campus before 12:45 Monday when classes were set to resume.

The National Weather Service predicted wind speeds of 60 to 70 mph in CNY. As of Monday afternoon, the peak gust in CNY was 69 mph and Syracuse specifically saw speeds closer to 54 mph. Power has been knocked out for about 64,000 people in Western NY and the high-speed wind advisory remains in effect.

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