Weather Announcements

In the case of inclement weather, here is information about the policies and procedures that are used when decisions are made to close or delay the opening of Western Piedmont Community College. The quickest way to get any weather announcements is to visit the front page of our website or call the College’s main phone number:

(828) 448-3500

A recorded message will be available if there is a change in the college’s operation. If no announcement is made, the College is open and operating under a normal schedule.

Every effort will be made to have an announcement published and distributed to media outlets by 6:00 a.m. for day classes (starting before 5 p.m.) and by 4:00 p.m. for evening classes (starting after 5:00 p.m.). Day classes are considered as any classes that start before 5:00 p.m. Evening classes are any classes that start after 5:00 p.m.

Webcam view of the WPCC Campus

A live view of the WPCC Campus (refreshes every 2 minutes)

Publicizing Weather Announcements

Western Piedmont releases closings and schedule changes in a variety of ways:

Internet & TelephoneRadio, Television, & Newspaper

Online Resources

Emergency & Safety Information

Road Conditions

The North Carolina Department of Transportation provides online information about road conditions:


Weather Information

Updated weather information (including forecasts, watches, and warnings) is available from these sites:


WPCC Inclement Weather Procedures

The Decision Making Process
Inclement Weather Class Make-up Procedure
Campus Closed
Delayed Start
Early Dismissal
Other Conditions
Employees Who Do Not Report to Work during Inclement Weather
Pay During Delayed Starts, Campus Closures, and/or Early Dismissals
Employees On Approved Leaves Of Absence
Recording Time Off Due To Inclement Weather