NCSU stages emergency drill on Friday

From staff reportsJanuary 3, 2013 

— N.C. State University will simulate a report of an attack by a gunman on campus Friday afternoon to test its ability to respond to a major emergency.

Much of the exercise will center around two central campus dormitories. Like their counterparts at N.C. Central University – who staged a large-scale drill Thursday involving a fictitious terrorist attack – NCSU officials are taking advantage of the fact that students are still on holiday break.

The exercise, which will last from 1 to 4 p.m., will cause delays and disruption on parts of campus. Harris parking lot will be closed during the drill, and drivers should use the Dan Allen deck instead. Also, vehicles won’t be able to enter Cates Avenue between Dan Allen Drive and Morrill Drive, though outbound traffic will be allowed.

Pedestrians will be able to access all buildings along Cates Avenue.

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