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Boston Weather: 70.0°F | Partly Cloudy

Storm warning issued

MIT Vice President Constantine B. Simonides and Director of Personnel Joan F. Rice deferred their decision on Institute hours until 4 am this morning. The MIT community can call 253-SNOW (7669) to learn if the Institute is closed today.

Physical Plant Director Paul F. Barrett advised students to remove loose items from roofs and window sills. They should also close curtains and window shades to block flying glass in case windows break. Students should also have adequate emergency supplies.

The community is advised to stay indoors if the hurricane hits. Students should also listen to the radio or call 1-900-410-6622 to monitor the hurricane's progress.

MIT has stocked sandbags and plywood and has surveyed the roofs of Institute buildings for loose materials, according to Barrett. Extra generators and pumps have also been prepared.