Division of Finance & Enterprise Services
Snow Clean-up from February Storms
The multiple early February snowfalls are creating challenges for those who maintain the campus. Bill Ballard, Associate Vice President for Administrative & Facilities Services, asks that faculty and staff "bear with us" as the Grounds and Custodial crews continue to push, pull, scrape, shovel, and haul the snow. The snow that fell during the evening of Saturday, Feburary 5, was high in moisture and has been a challenge to move. UVM crews have been working around the clock over the last week to keep the campus accessible. However, you will notice that some parking spots have been lost to snow piles and walks are becoming a bit narrower. While most of us sleep, outside contractors are helping truck snow away from some of the most critical areas. That trucking will continue throughout the week of February 7. Thanks for your understanding and patience.
Besides the snow that is on the ground, many of the pitched roofs on campus have significant accumulations. As temperatures rise above freezing, that snow is apt to slide off the roofs. As such, please be observant and steer clear from areas that are posted with falling snow or ice signs. If you see an area that needs attention by UVM's Roofers, please call 656-2560 and hit "1."
Additionally, the City of Burlington, which maintains the public sidewalks running parallel to City streets, has asked for our patience. Burlington Public Works is doing the best they can but are having to use snow blowers (versus sidewalk plows) given the weight of the snow and the height of the snow banks on either side of the walks. Their goal is to get all City sidewalks plowed by February 8. Questions about maintenance of City roads and walks can be directed to the Burlington Public Works customer service line at 863-9094.
Last modified February 08 2011 10:29 AM