Closings and delays

Heat causes problems at NC football games including Wake Forest

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BB&T Field (The Winston-Salem Journal)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police at East Carolina University estimate that more than 300 people needed some sort of treatment for the heat at the school’s football game.

The Daily Reflector of Greenville reported that many of the calls at Saturday’s game with Appalachian State University were heat-related. Police set up two primary first aid areas for those suffering from the heat.

Five ECU Transit buses were brought in and used as cooling stations and to transport people to Vidant Medical Center.

High humidity combined with temperatures in the 90s to create the uncomfortable conditions.

Officials at Wake Forest University initiated a heat plan for their season-opening football game because of the hot weather. Officials allowed fans to bring a bottle of water to the game, and water was offered throughout BB&T Field.

Credit: The Associated Press.