University Locations to Close at 1 p.m.

All University of Southern Mississippi campuses and locations will close at 1 p.m. today, with the exception of essential personnel, in anticipation of winter weather expected to reach south Mississippi this afternoon.

The Hattiesburg campus is now under an “elevated” threat for winter weather, including the possibility of accumulating freezing rain, sleet and snow, beginning at approximately 3 p.m. All locations on the Gulf Coast are also expected to see severe thunderstorms this afternoon as well as the effects of winter weather beginning this evening.

Southern Miss students and employees are urged to continue to monitor local media outlets and to use caution if traveling this evening and early Saturday. Mini-session classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, Jan. 9, at 8 a.m.

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