Seton Hall announced its campuses will be closed on Thursday due to an incoming snowstorm, but said that classes will continue for students virtually and that the University’s business operations will continue.
Campuses will be limited to essential personnel only, starting at 8:45 a.m., according to a Pirate Alert sent to the campus community on Wednesday evening.
The National Weather Service declared a winter weather advisory for Essex County until Friday afternoon and expects the storm to blanket the Newark area under 7 inches of snow by Saturday.
Snow is anticipated to start early Thursday morning and will likely continue through much of the afternoon into Friday.
According to the weather service’s New York forecast office, the potentially “significant snowfall” could cover roads and create poor visibility for much of the region, making conditions for travel hazardous. The impact prompted the University to indefinitely suspend SHUfly and SafeRide services.
Twelve New Jersey counties in both the northern and southern regions of the state remain under a winter storm warning in anticipation of the snow.
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