University to postpone emergency siren test

The scheduled test of the emergency sirens and related text messages is being postponed because of possible adverse weather moving into the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area at the same time the test was to be conducted. The siren test had been scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, between 2 and 3 p.m., but it will be conducted on another date that will be announced soon.

Chief Jeff McCracken, director of public safety, was concerned about confusion over possible competing communications between a siren test and any weather-related announcements, if they are needed.

“Campus safety is our primary concern, and we want to communicate as clearly as we can,” he said.

Published January 27, 2014.