ECU officials monitoring winter weather ECU administrators are monitoring the potential for winter weather in our area. Mixed wintry precipitation is expected to impact Pitt County and eastern North Carolina Wednesday, Jan. 17. The event will begin as rain early Wednesday and transition to snow by early afternoon continuing through the evening hours with the possibility of 1-2 inches of snow. Roads may be slick during the Wednesday evening and Thursday morning commutes. The latest N.C. Department of Transportation road conditions can be checked at www.ncdot.gov/traffictravel/ Conditions experienced by individuals will vary, and everyone is responsible for their own actions and safety. Slick spots may develop on elevated surfaces, such as bridges and overpasses; motorists are urged to use caution during late night and early morning commutes. When traveling: stay alert, avoid cell phone use, leave early to allow for additional travel time, reduce speed, increase following distance, and be patient. The next announcement will be made by noon, Wednesday, Jan. 17, unless conditions warrant an earlier update. This information will be posted on www.ecu.edu/alert, as well as posted on ECU’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts. Details regarding the ECU Physicians clinics will be available on a special hotline: 252-744-5080 or 1-800-745-5181. For information about campus services, including dining and transit, visit: www.ecu.edu/studentaffairs/
ECU faculty members are working with researchers from N.C. State to identify potential health impacts of GenX, a contaminant found in drinking water in the Cape Fear region.