The combination of warm daytime and below freezing nighttime temperatures forecast for this week is likely to create icy conditions in parking lots and on sidewalks around campus.
The Grounds and Building Services teams are working to keep sidewalks and building entrances salted and ice free; however, given the rapid melting and overnight freezing expected this week, they cannot ensure that walking surfaces will remain ice free.
Early morning conditions, prior to full sunrise, are likely to be particularly treacherous due to low light conditions and cool early morning temperatures. The Physical Plant offers the following suggestions to avoid slips and falls due to icy walkways and stairs:
If you notice ice forming on campus walkways or around building entrances, you are asked to call the Physical Plant, (651) 962-6530.