Weather Delays and Closures
Winter Weather: How We Make the Decision to Cancel or Delay Opening
Before winter weather hits, we want to make sure the LCCC campus community is aware of our inclement weather policy and how we make the decision to either delay opening, close early or close completely.
How can you find out about weather closures?
Notifications about campus closures, delays and emergencies are primarily made through the college’s automated alert system, Campus Omnilert. We encourage you to sign up
for alerts through the myLCCC portal. You can also update
In the event of a weather delay or closure, a message will be sent via text, email and phone to the contact information you have provided. You have the option of customizing how you receive alerts.
In addition, you can also find out about an LCCC delay or closure through the following methods:
, and see a notification on the home page
Log on to the LCCC student or staff portal
Check the LCCC Facebook
page and Twitter
Check your LCCC email account
Call the college’s main number at 610-799-2121
View online weather announcements at WFMZ channel 6, WNEP channel 16 and BRCTV channel 13.
How is the decision made?
We evaluate road conditions throughout Lehigh, Carbon and Schuylkill Counties, as well as the condition of campus parking lots and sidewalks. Because we have sites in three different counties, there are times we will close one site, but not others.
When is the decision made?
When a snow delay or closure occurs, LCCC makes every effort to send the notification by 6 a.m. or as soon as possible, depending on the timing of the weather circumstances. If possible, the decision is made the night before, by 9 p.m.
At times, the weather changes through the day that makes it necessary to close campus early. In this case, a message will be sent as soon as a decision is made.
We also take into consideration the LANTA bus schedule so students and employees who rely on the bus can leave campus in a timely manner. Students who rely on the Tamaqua-Jim Thorpe-Schnecksville shuttle will also be transported back to their home campus.
The safety of our students and employees is of utmost importance, but individuals must make their own decision on whether or not to travel in inclement weather.