ECU students return to class after winter storm delay

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The winter weather came as thousands of students were on winter break.

Because roads were treacherous, their holiday was extended a day so that the icy roads could thaw out.

East Carolina University decided to cancel classes Monday, so Tuesday is the first day back since they left in early December.

Campus facility workers continued to clear walkways as the temperatures began to rise and help melt the ice left from Saturday's storm.

Administrators say as they watched the forecast develop, they were worried about those students who still had to travel back to Greenville and decided students were better off staying at home a little longer.

It's something students, like Kendall Futrell, say they appreciated.

"I was kind of relieved, I wasn't ready to come back to school, because I was home sick a little bit," she tells WITN.

The university says since they lost a day, they've also extended deadlines for adding or dropping classes, payment of tuition and registration.