Subzero weather brings more buses
Classes met as usual Tuesday and Wednesday this week despite the extremely cold weather. Extra buses were added to the A route on Monday and Tuesday nights and to the Shoreland route Tuesday and Wednesday.
Weather advisory posters warned those waiting for buses to expect delays. Anyone needing emergency assistance was urged to call University Police (702-8181). The advisory was posted around campus, faxed to offices and furnished to the Maroon and WHPK.
On Sunday night, a water main burst, filling a Commonwealth Edison vault and cutting off power to Wieboldt, Classics, Goodspeed, Gates-Blake, Cobb, Swift and Bond. Commonwealth Edison restored power by 8:30 p.m. Monday.
If classes had been canceled, the University would have announced it through WHPK (88.5 FM) and the Emergency Closing Center at WBBM (780 AM).
Lance Becker, Assistant Professor in Medicine, offered the following advice: "Stay inside when possible. Take the time to bundle up before going outside. Cover your ears, face, hands and feet. Dress in layers. If your hands tingle and hurt, go inside and warm up. Avoid alcohol and drugs."