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Emergencies & Closings

Take Note, Hockey Fans:

Due to the approach of the winter storm this weekend, the Brockport at Fredonia men's hockey game scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Steele Hall has been postponed until Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. in Steele Hall.

 

Winter Storm Warning issued January 18 at 3:50 PM EST until January 20 at 6:00 PM EST by National Weather Service Buffalo

DESCRIPTION: ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SATURDAY TO 6 PM EST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 16 inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph will produce significant blowing and drifting snow.

* WHERE...Southern Erie and Wyoming counties and the western Southern Tier.

* WHEN...From 10 AM Saturday to 6 PM EST Sunday. The heaviest snow will fall from late Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. If you must travel, be prepared for severe winter driving conditions with deep snow cover and very low visibility from heavy snow and blowing snow.

INSTRUCTIONS: Widespread accumulating snow and blowing snow will create dangerous travel conditions.

Issued By: National Weather Service Buffalo (Western New York)


University policy for weather-related cancellations and closings

University policy on extraordinary weather requires that normal operations continue to the extent possible. Essential services (i.e.: Facilities Services, University Services, Residence Life, Campus Life, Environmental Health and Safety, University Police, and Food and Health Services) must be maintained in spite of severe weather. When cancellation of classes has been declared, the President will notify the Department of Marketing and Communications to facilitate announcements via the campus' emergency messaging channels (NY-Alert, listserv email, website, etc.) and on radio and TV stations across Western New York, if appropriate. Fredonia's policy states that employees designated as Essential Service will report to work at scheduled start times and perform normal and customary duties in the event of an emergency, including but not limited to weather, power outage, etc. To learn more, visit policy.fredonia.edu.


Sign up for NY-Alert

Members of the Fredonia campus community are urged to sign up for NY-Alert, a secure, web-based emergency text, email and voice message alert system maintained by SUNY Administration and the New York State Emergency Management Office. NY-Alert is the primary tool within the mass communication system used on campus during an emergency, and the only alert system which will send messages directly to students, faculty and staff without being having to be logged into email.


Tips to stay safe as you drive home

Here are some helpful tips to ensure you stay safe and are prepared to drive home in the winter weather.

University policy for weather-related cancellations and closings

University policy on extraordinary weather requires that normal operations continue to the extent possible. Essential services (i.e.: Facilities Services, University Services, Residence Life, Campus Life, Environmental Health and Safety, University Police, and Food and Health Services) must be maintained in spite of severe weather. When cancellation of classes has been declared, the President will notify the Department of Marketing and Communications to facilitate announcements via the campus' emergency messaging channels (NY-Alert, listserv email, website, etc.) and on radio and TV stations across Western New York, if appropriate.

Fredonia's policy states that employees designated as Essential Service will report to work at scheduled start times and perform normal and customary duties in the event of an emergency, including but not limited to weather, power outage, etc. To learn more, visit the Human Resources website.

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