CSU cancels classes Thursday over concerns about falling branches

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Afternoon classes at Colorado State University were canceled Thursday afternoon because of safety concerns about falling branches during the spring storm.

The heavy, wet snow weighed down trees and broke branches around campus.

Officials first closed The Oval because of safety concerns.

"Although CSU is closing campus at 12:30 due to safety concerns related to falling branches because of heavy snow, our hospital will remain open today," officials said on Facebook.