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Dangerously Cold Temps Prompt UK To Cancel Classes For Wednesday

Classes are cancelled for the University of Kentucky for Wednesday, January 30, 2019, due to weather.

In a campus-wide release UK officials say:

We are on Plan B for emergency closure due to weather. That means only designated employees show up for work. For details about that status, you go to this site for more information: https://www.uky.edu/see/severe-weather-procedures.


Current predictions are for bitterly cold temperatures and dangerous wind chill levels that are expected to last throughout much of the day tomorrow. Such conditions significantly increase the potential for frostbite with even limited exposure.

Even with classes canceled tomorrow (Wednesday), many university functions must remain open:


  • UK HealthCare – the hospitals and clinics – will remain on normal operating schedules. Health care employees are asked to report as normal for work. 
  • Most of UK’s dining facilities, the Gatton Student Center as well as the Johnson Center and Alumni Gym fitness centers also will be open. 
  • A complete list of what is open – and hours of operation – can be accessed here: [www.uky.edu/alerts]www.uky.edu/alerts. We will update that list, if and when operating hours for facilities change or need to be adjusted.
  • UK Libraries, including W.T. Young Library, will be closed Wednesday.

We anticipate classes and operations returning to normal schedules on Thursday, Jan. 31. Even though cold temperatures will persist, wind chill levels are currently predicted to lessen, lowering the risk of exposure. We will communicate as quickly as possible the status of UK operations on Thursday.