Original story at 8:11 p.m.: Students rejoiced as U of L announced classes are canceled for Mar. 5. The snow day is the fourth of the semester.

A Rave Alert was issued shortly before 8 p.m. tonight, saying classes were canceled and offices would be closed. U of L spokesperson Mark Hebert cited the anticipation of difficulties clearing campus in time for students as a reason for the decision.

This is a developing story.