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Severe Winter Weather

In circumstances involving severe winter weather, University Police and/or Facility Management will determine the condition of roads and walkways and advise University administration.

Immediate Action

University personnel (Facilities Management, Parking & Transportation, University Housing & Dining, UIHC, & Athletics) will respond during all winter storms to remove snow and spread sand/salt if ice is present.

Decision

When weather conditions are so extreme that administration decides it is necessary to postpone or cancel any University activity, the campus will be notified as follows: the Vice President of Strategic Communication will inform the appropriate University departments and make a public announcement on the status of University activities. If cancellations are to be announced, care will be taken to make a public announcement at the earliest possible time. (UI Operations Manual, II.22.2)