Washington State University’s Pullman campus is canceling classes on Monday and Tuesday due to inclement weather concerns and highway closures throughout the state.
All other WSU campuses, including Vancouver, are expected to begin classes on schedule Monday morning, weather permitting.
WSU announced the closure via Twitter and press release Friday morning, citing concern for a number of students who would be traveling from parts of Western Washington in time for the new semester.
The Washington State Department of Transportation reported that all mountain passes connecting Pullman to major areas including Seattle and Tacoma have been closed due to fallen trees, snow and avalanche concerns. A 20-mile stretch of Interstate 5 south of Chehalis was closed for hours on Friday due to flooding in Thurston and Lewis counties.
WSDOT is recommending all road travel be reconsidered due to flooding or other weather-related issues.
The first day of the new semester for students at the Pullman campus will be Wednesday.
All other facilities and operations at the Pullman campus will be open during normal business hours on Monday and Tuesday, pending worsening conditions.