Truman to close all day Thursday as more inclement weather comes to Kirksville

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This brief has been updated to reflect Truman State University will be closed all day Thursday, not just in the morning.

Truman State University will be closed Thursday, Feb. 7, as icy weather continues in Kirksville.

The University will close at 11 p.m. tonight and re-open Friday, Feb. 8, at noon. Similar to last week’s University closure, no buildings except residence halls will be open during this time. Dining halls and convenience stores inside residence halls will operate as usual. Pickler Memorial Library will also close at 10 p.m. tonight.

The National Weather Service issued an ice storm warning this afternoon for Adair County and several other counties in western and northern Missouri as well as eastern Kansas. The NWS warns that continued drizzle could result in ice accumulation up to three-tenths of an inch thick on roads and sidewalks as well as light snow and heavy winds Thursday morning. The warning is in effect until noon tomorrow.

This will be the third time in two weeks Truman has cancelled classes because of weather. Last week, the University closed for an entire day amid extreme wind chills. Today, classes were cancelled until 10 a.m. in response to icy conditions.

Nicolas Telep is a senior communication major. He serves as Digital Director for Truman Media Network.