Pre-emptive Weather-related Announcements – November 7, 8, 9 and 10
Pre-emptive Weather-related Announcements – November 7, 8, 9 and 10

November 7, 2012

Environment Canada is forecasting snowfall and wind gusts overnight and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday that could bring between 10 to 25cm of snow into the Lethbridge area.

At this time, the snowfall is not expected to affect the daily operation of the University, so the U of L will be open as scheduled.

In the event weather conditions change for the worse, information will be sent as soon as possible to students and employees via an email alert.

Information will also be distributed through the U of L website, Facebook page and Twitter accounts as well as to local and regional media.

The U of L Grounds team is monitoring the weather and is prepared to act quickly to keep pathways and roads on campus as clear as possible.

City of Lethbridge Transit and road information can be found here:
http://www.lethbridge.ca/NewsCentre/default.aspx

If you have to cross the river, get the latest traffic info from the Whoop-up Drive Traffic Camera, here: http://westlethbridgeweather.com/Cameras.html

Alberta Motor Association Road reports -- and highway camera locations -- can be found here:
http://www.ama.ab.ca/road-reports/southern

Alberta Motor Association Cameras:
http://www.ama.ab.ca/road-reports/highway-cameras

Current weather conditions for Lethbridge can be found here: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/ab-30_metric_e.html

Current western Canadian satellite imagery from Environment Canada can be found here: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/satellite/index_e.html

How does the U of L Grounds team handle bad weather?

In advance of the weather front, the U of L Grounds department is prepping its snow clearing equipment so that everything is ready to roll when the snow arrives on campus.

The Grounds department snow removal procedure lists clearing main pathways as the first priority to allow pedestrians to access the University. Once the walkways are done, workers then attend to the parking lots.

Crews will be out Thursday morning starting at 5 a.m. for their usual shift, but should the snowfall be heavier than predicted, Grounds will begin clearing campus earlier.

Most of the snow is expected to fall during the day on Thursday, Nov. 8, and if the conditions are right, the parking lots should be plowed overnight Thursday.

While the department will work diligently to ensure campus is safe to walk around, everyone should be extra cautious when walking outside during inclement weather.

Please obey all signage at path closures. They are blocked off for safety reasons and will reopen once workers have time to clear the area.

To report snow or ice concerns call the Facilities Service Desk at 403-329-2602.


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U of L Communications and Public Relations Contact:
Communications and PR Officer (403) 382-7173

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