Bad Weather Info

Bad Weather Information Numbers

For information on bad weather closures at TWU, please call the appropriate information number below:

Denton: 940-898-3430
Dallas: 214-689-6631
Houston: 713-794-2310

If a campus is closed, information about the closure will be posted at the appropriate bad weather information number. If the campus remains open, you will receive a general greeting when you call the number.

Faculty, please give the appropriate number to your students so they also can call about campus closure information.

Campus Access During Emergencies or Closures

TWU generally cancels classes, activities, or suspends normal operations because conditions are hazardous and travel to campus is dangerous. The goal is to limit those that have to travel to and from campus; therefore, the following processes and procedures are in place.

In the event of a “campus closure” with limited campus operations, only those in specific roles/positions have preapproved access to campus. This includes:

  • Snow/ice removal plan operations
  • Campus policing and DPS telecommunications
  • TWU food service provider
  • University Housing Resident Assistant/Resident Director duties
  • Animal facility feeding
  • Central Plant operations
  • FMC emergency services

All others will need clearance through their respective university Vice President, then a safety clearance through the Office of Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) in the Department of Risk Management prior to coming to campus. This is an effort to keep employees safe and limit travel to and from campus when there are hazardous conditions in the area.  EHS can be contacted 24/7 at 940-268-3473.

Examples of safety considerations that will be evaluated by EHS include:

  • Safe travel options to and from campus
  • Safe travel plans while on campus
  • Time anticipated on campus
  • Specific job/task hazards caused by inclement weather

 

Television and Radio Stations

Campus closure information will also be provided to television and radio stations.

Denton / Dallas

  • WFAA (Ch. 8)
  • KDFW (Ch. 4)
  • KXAS (Ch. 5)
  • KTVT (Ch. 11)
  • WBAP (820 AM)
  • KERA (90.1 FM)
  • KRLD (100 AM)
  • KVIL (1150 AM)
  • KNTU (88.1 FM)

Houston

  • KHOU (Ch. 11)
  • FOX 26 (Ch. 26)
  • ABC 13 (Ch. 13)
  • KPRC (Ch. 2)
  • KTRH (740 AM)
  • KPRC (950 AM)

Page last updated 8:47 AM, February 7, 2020