Colorado State scraps Monday classes, operations amid Fort Collins’ cold snap

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Continued bitter cold in Fort Collins has led Colorado State University officials to cancel all classes and operations scheduled for Monday.

The university announced the closures Sunday night as Fort Collins’ overnight temperature was expected to plummet from a daytime high of 3 degrees Fahrenheit down to minus-15.

The CSU cancellation is in place for all in-person, hybrid and remote operations, in the interest of equity, according to a CSU release. People are asked to avoid coming to campus and entering buildings.

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The Presidents Day holiday was already leading to a sleepy Monday for area governmental agencies, as Poudre School District classes and Fort Collins and Larimer County offices were scheduled to be closed.

The Farm at Lee Martinez Park and the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery also planned closures for Monday, while city recreation facilities and libraries expected to remain open.

A relative warming trend is expected this week, with Fort Collins’ daytime high expected to hit 17 degrees on Monday and 28 with a slight chance of snow Tuesday. Daytime highs are expected to creep above freezing by Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Normal operations for CSU, PSD and city and county governments were expected to resume Tuesday. 

This story will be updated if additional closures are announced.

Coloradoan editor Eric Larsen can be reached at ericlarsen@coloradoan.com or 970-224-7745. Support journalism in Fort Collins and subscribe today at offers.coloradoan.com/specialoffer.