Campus & Community

Tropical Storm Irene

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MBTA suspends service

Harvard University officials responded to reports of downed utility lines and broken branches, but received no reports of injuries or serious damage as Tropical Storm Irene passed through the region. For general emergency information, please visit

Students, faculty and staff also should check the websites of their School or department for area-specific information about storm-related changes to normal operations. The MBTA announced that it was suspending all service for Sunday, except for necessary medical trips on the Ride.

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