Textbooks and laptops were cast aside in favor of sleds and snow boots at East Carolina University Jan. 29, after a snow storm dropped 4 to 5 inches of snow and ice on campus.
ECU classes were cancelled Tuesday afternoon and the campus remained closed on Wednesday and Thursday. Heavy sleet began falling late afternoon, transitioning to all snow by midnight. The snow continued until early morning on Wednesday, followed by high temperatures in the 20s and wind chills in the single digits.
While students took advantage of a rare opportunity for winter weather fun, ECU Facilities Services personnel arrived early and worked diligently to clear snow from walkways and parking lots on campus.
Announcements regarding Friday's schedules are expected by 5 p.m. Thursday.