ECU : Parking Lots Closing, Sets Up Storm Call Center For Parents

East Carolina University is closing several parking lots because of the possibility of flooding from Hurricane Irene.

*CH-03 Bottom of College Hill - The lot will be closed at the two entrances from College Hill Drive at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. Vehicles will not be allowed into the area beginning at 2:30 p.m.

*AC-01 Bottom lot of Minges - The lot will be closed at the three entrances from Charles, Ficklen Drive and Pirates Walk.

*Portions of Ficklen Drive may be closed to traffic due to high waters as needed. Entrance to the top Minges lots would be from Berkley Drive.

The university says the lots will reopen by 7 a.m. Monday if possible.

ECU has also set up a call center for concerned parents.

Parents who have questions can call 252-737-5100 between 2 and 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The university says classes on Friday will end at 3:00 p.m.

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  • by THOMAS Location: bertie on Aug 26, 2011 at 09:42 AM
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      by BubbaQ on Aug 26, 2011 at 01:31 PM in reply to THOMAS
  • by Worried on Aug 26, 2011 at 09:37 AM
    I guess the staff at ECU is not important. We have families too. We have things we need to do before the storm gets here. Come on ECU, you need to be concerned for everyone's saftey.
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      by BubbaQ on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:39 PM in reply to Worried
      We still live in a class society in the USA; some are privileged and some are not. And there's no better place to witness classism than in higher education.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 at 01:53 PM in reply to BubbaQ
        Couldn't get accepted? Or just never did not try to get an education?
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          by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 at 07:40 PM in reply to
          It's not too hard to get accepted into ECU.
  • by ECU Employee Location: Greenville on Aug 26, 2011 at 09:17 AM
    Funny, most of the EPA staff in our unit have left. SPA staff are not given the same option; seems like a double standard. Yes, EPA staff have different standards, but we're talking about people's concern for safety.

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