Severe weather causes university to close


Ashanti Grace Castleberry

A tree outside of Hume Hall, split in half due to the harsh wind of the storm.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky State University was closed due to the wind and thunderstorm that went through Kentucky on Friday.

The university’s BRED ALERT sent out emails on Thursday to inform the community about “inclement weather” and to inform students of the different hours of operations for the Underwood Cafeteria.

Due to the weather, brunch and dinner was served at the same time.

There was a brief moment when the power went out across campus, but lights continued to flicker for at least an hour.

According to Weather Underground, around 3 p.m. was the highest point of wind gusts at 69 m.p.h. in the Frankfort area.

This closure was the third time KSU was closed due to weather this semester.

The first closure was in January due to ice; the second was in February and was due to a wind storm knocking out power to the school.