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UW cancels classes, food service closes early, Metro to shut down at 7:00

University of Wisconsin campus officials announced Wednesday afternoon the cancellation of all afternoon and evening classes.

Officials said some campus operations will continue including Recreational Sports events and some libraries.
university also relayed a message from Madison Metro that all buses,
including those that serve the campus will discontinue operation at 7

UW spokesperson John Lucas said in a statement that all passengers
should leave as early as possible to ensure they are able to make the
last trips.


?Most buses are currently experiencing a 5-20 minute delay,? Lucas said.

For more information about the busing situation, students are encouraged to visit

Campus staff was also warned by Lucas in the statement that they
should use their discretion regarding safety but would be ?required to
use accrued holiday, vacation or compensation time to cover any

UW rarely shuts down, only doing so on two occasions since 1990. The
most recent occurance was two years ago today, when the university
canceled late afternoon and evening classes due to heavy snow and
severe weather threatening during rush hour.

University Housing also notified students that food services will
close at 10:00 p.m. instead of the usual late night hours. Regular
hours will resume Thursday.

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