Notre Dame closed Wednesday due to winter weather for the first time in 10 years. Students, faculty and staff were notified of the decision through the University’s emergency alert system around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. “Because of dangerous weather conditions, classes have been cancelled and the campus will be closed for business today,” the alert said. ” Snow Essential Personnel are asked to report to work, but to use caution.” Notre Dame last closed due to winter weather on Dec. 12, 2000, according to University spokesman Dennis Brown. Final exams were postponed for one day. Before the 2000 snow day, Notre Dame closed due to a snowstorm in January, 1997. University offices were closed Wednesday, but North and South Dining Halls, LaFortune Student Center and Reckers remained open for students. RecSports recreation facilities, including Rolfs Sports Recreation Center, Rockne Memorial and Rolfs Aquatic Center also held regular hours. Classes were also cancelled Wednesday at Saint Mary’s, where the Noble Family Dining Hall and C-Store remained open. South Bend Mayor Luecke declared a “snow emergency” at 6 a.m. Wednesday, prohibiting non-emergency traffic on all streets throughout the city. He advised residents to stay home and restrict travel. The City of South Bend lifted the “snow emergency” at 4 p.m., but parking was prohibited on snow routes until Thursday morning. “City crews have been working 24/7 to clear the snow and will continue to do so until all streets are complete,” a Wednesday afternoon media advisory from the City stated. The Associated Press reported tens of millions of people stayed home Wednesday due to the winter storm, which spread from Oklahoma to New England. Chicago, where 20.2 inches fell, experienced the most snow in the storm, which was a result of the rare clashing of two air masses, according to the Associated Press.
Loading… Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez has reportedly become the latest Premier League star to be targeted by robbers, who stole around £500,000 worth of items from his luxury penthouse. According to the Sun, three watches, money, bracelets and rare football shirts were among the items taken. The robbers are said to have been tracking Mahrez closely, with a source telling the publication that the three watches were “stolen to order”. A £230,000 Richard Mille watch, similar to the one which was stolen from Tottenham star Dele Alli, was taken, along with a £40,000 Rolex Daytona and a £35,000 Rolex Day Date. “Riyad is among an elite group who own a Mille”, a source told the Sun. “They are the ultimate dressing room status One of the three watches stolen from Riyad Mahrez penthouseAdvertisement Promoted ContentIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?Mesmerizing Wedding Looks From Different Countries9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do “He fears he was being watched beforehand. There’s no doubt it was stolen to order.” The thieves are said to have obtained a key fob to access the block of flats where Mahrez is staying, according to a letter sent to residents. “Four apartments were accessed without authority using a fob which had general access throughout the building”, the letter read. “The fob in question is now in our possession, has been fully deactivated and cannot be used again.” A Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman said of the robbery: “At around 5pm on Friday April 24, police were called to reports that four separate apartments had been burgled at a city centre block.” It comes after it was revealed that a number of Premier League stars had bought guard dogs in the wake of the raid on Dele Alli. Read AlsoMahrez benched me at Leicester–Ahmed Musa Manchester United trio Marcus Rashford, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard are among those to have purchased the dogs, with Spurs and France captain Hugo Lloris buying one just two weeks before his team-mate was robbed at knifepoint. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享