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Universities cancel classes, warn students before storm


North country universities are curtailing classes and travel ahead of Hurricane Sandy’s impact this evening.

SUNY Potsdam has cancelled all evening classes, beginning at 4 p.m. and later, for Monday, Oct. 29, due to inclement weather conditions predicted from Hurricane Sandy.

SUNY Potsdam classes offered in Watertown at Jefferson Community College have been cancelled there, starting at 12:20 p.m.

All courses and programs offered through the Center for Lifelong Education and Recreation (CLEAR) have been cancelled starting at 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

SUNY Potsdam is advising faculty, staff and students to take caution when deciding whether to travel in inclement weather. The College is also advising residential students to be on alert for potential high winds, strong rain and possible power outages.

At SUNY Canton, all afternoon and evening classes beginning after 4 p.m. The university is warning of the potential for ‘massive power outages’, and asks those on campus to curtail their travel this afternoon and evening.

St. Lawrence University cancelled Monday evening graduate-level classes.

Clarkson University officials continue to monitor storm reports, but as of Monday afternoon no classes have been cancelled.

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