Winter storm advisory issued; UB prepares for possible severe weather

Published December 5, 2017 at 3:31 PM

The National Weather service has reported that severe winter weather could affect the Buffalo Niagara region beginning early Wednesday morning. A winter storm advisory has been issued for Northern Erie and Genesee counties, including the City of Buffalo, from late Tuesday night through late Thursday night. Heavy lake effect snow is possible, which could impact visibility and travel. 

The university prepares for severe weather events and is ready to respond if severe weather adversely affects campus operations and road conditions both on- and off-campus. If conditions become unsafe and there is a change in scheduled operations resulting in class cancellations or delays, UB faculty, staff and students will be informed by email, text, social media and through UB’s emergency website, 

UB’s Facilities Services will be continuously monitoring the weather and will be clearing and de-icing emergency access routes, primary pedestrian routes, vehicular drives and parking lots. During continuous, heavy snowfall the campus community can expect that snow removal will be handled in a prioritized manner, however some surfaces may become snow-covered again quickly. 

Information for students, faculty members and employees during severe weather, as well as information regarding UB’s parking and transportation, snow removal and weather operations can be found by visiting

Please remember, if you are traveling to, from or on campus, be cautious and use your best judgement in assessing the risk of coming to campus and returning home based on your individual circumstances.