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Inclement Weather:

The standing joke in Ithaca is that if you don't like the weather, just wait ten minutes. It'll change. Ithaca winters can be "unseasonably warm," but they can also be exceptionally snowy and icy. If you're planning to drive, give yourself time to adjust to slippery driving conditions.

Should there be a severe storm, up-to-date information on the status of classes and other activities is available at the following places:

  • the University's Operating-Status web site
  • the local radio station
    Subscribe to the E-list for up-to-the-minute announcements of emergency action, transit delays, and road closings. Send an e-mail to The body of the message is simply join. More detailed instructions on joining an E-List.
  • recorded messages at
    Cornell University Inclement-Weather 255-3377
    Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit AUDIX Bulletin Board 254-6790
    Chemung County Transit AUDIX Bulletin Board 254-6791
    Cortland Public Transit 758-3383
    Tioga County Public Transit AUDIX Bulletin Board 254-6793
    Cornell Transportation Servivces AUDIX Bulletin Board 254-6794

For more information on the university's inclement-weather policy, check out the University's Inclement Weather Policy 8.2 and