The Daily Gamecock

Updated: Despite canceled classes, university services available for students

<p>Whispering Pines Road at 5 p.m.</p>
Whispering Pines Road at 5 p.m.

While all Tuesday classes at USC have been canceled, there are still valuable resources provided by the university that will be up and running for students.

As of Oct. 5, portable toilets have been distributed outside residence halls. Bottled water is being handed out at Russell House and Bates West, three to a person. Russell House will close 7 p.m. Monday and open Tuesday at 8 a.m.

The Honeycomb Cafe and Bates Diner will be open from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday evening. Gibbes will offer an assorted dinner for a meal swipe until 7 p.m.

Additionally, The Strom Thurmond Fitness center will close 6 p.m. Monday and re-open at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Students will also have access Tuesday to both the Student Health Center and the Counseling Center, located on the seventh floor of the Byrnes building, until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Flooding over the weekend has left numerous city residents, including USC students, shut in without water and power. Richland County has been issued a flash flood warning until 6:30 p.m. Monday due to a dam breakage.

While water service has been restored in some residences on-campus and throughout Columbia, many have not.

In addition, the city of Columbia has issued a boil water advisory and has instructed residents to boil their water for at least one minute before drinking.

Further updates will be announced as soon as they are available.