Virginia Colleges Close Down, Urge Evacuations

August 26, 2011

Several colleges and universities in the Hampton Roads area are closing their campuses and telling students to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irene.

Old Dominion University closed residence halls at 7 p.m. Thursday. It offered to shuttle students to bus and train stations or to the airport.

The College of William and Mary and Christopher Newport University are closing residence halls at noon Friday. William and Mary officials urged students Thursday to "leave now if you can" because traffic would intensify as the storm approaches.

Norfolk State University also canceled classes until next week. School officials urged students to leave campus.

Emergency officials are warning residents to prepare for massive power outages, flooding and damage from Irene, a Category 3 storm expected to hit Virginia by early Sunday.


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