WINTER STORM EVENT PLAN
The purpose of this plan is to keep the University safe and operational in snow and ice conditions and to inform Faculty, Staff, and Students what areas will be treated first.
The goal is to have campus ready by 7:00 a.m.; however, the severity of any particular storm event will vary and often will allow us to do minimal clearing until the storm is over.
This is a list for the campus community, as to which parking lots to utilize and which lots will be connected to specific walkways and entryways for the first few hours of our response to any significant winter storm event.
After 1st priority areas are addressed, the remaining areas of campus will be addressed.
The areas listed below are divided among the crews, and reflect the areas that will be cleared.
The areas in bold represent the walks and entryways that are treated as 1st priority.
Location Areas to be cleared
**PPS E, W & S entrances and steps
Quintard Hall NW & SW entrances, steps
Gorgas Hall NE & SE entrances
Cravens Hall NW entry, steps
Hamilton Annex NE & SE entrances, ramps, steps
Chapel of the Apostles SW entry
Hamilton Hall NW and then E entry, steps, ramp
Tennessee Williams Center E entry
Tuckaway Hall E entry
Elliott Hall N entry
Hunter Hall NW entry and steps
Richardson House W entry and steps
Van Ness W entry
McCrady Hall and bridge E entry
Gailor Hall S & N entrances, steps, and ramp
**Chen Hall E entry, steps & sidewalk to Univ. Ave.
Thompson Union W entry
Theater & Lower Thompson N entrances, sidewalks, and steps
Fulford Hall E & SW entry, ramp
Cannon Hall S entry, steps, and narrowed points along walkway near lease
Hodgson Hall SW & NE entrances and steps
Phillips Hall SE entry
Emery Hall NW & SE entrances
University Housing Bldgs. SW entries
Rebel’s Rest E entry, ramp, and steps as indicated
Johnson Hall E entry, sidewalk, and steps
Sorority House #4 (PKE) S & E entrances, steps, and sidewalk
Career Services E entry and steps as indicated
**Fowler Center E entrances, ramp, and steps
**Hospital and Health office Main doors, ramps, ambulance & employee entry
French House W entry and steps
Sorority House #1 (Wheat) S entry and sidewalk
German House SE entry and steps as indicated
Sewanee Inn All connecting sidewalks *only if rooms are occupied
Hospitality Shop N entry (Tuesday / Thursdays’ only)
Ayers Multicultural Center NE entry, steps, ramp
Cleveland Hall E entry
Bookstore Area W entrances, steps & steps into Elliott Park
Telecom Main door
**Just For Kids NE entry and steps
Trezevant Hall SE entry, steps & ramp
Courts Hall SW entry & along walk near bike shelter
Humphreys Hall SW entry & steps
Wiggins Hall NE & NW entrances
Stirling’s Coffee House S entry and ramp
Nabit Art Building NW doors
Guerry Auditorium N entry and steps
Convocation Hall W entry
Walsh-Ellett Hall W entrances & all breezeways upper / lower
Carnegie / Cleveland Annex W entrances and steps
All Saints Chapel N, W & S entrances, steps and ramp
**McClurg Dining Hall N & W entrances and steps as indicated
Data / EQB N entrances
Carnegie Hall / Cleveland Annex E & W entrances and steps
Guerry Hall E & W entrances and steps
Alumni House N entry, steps, ramp & narrowed walkway
Woods Lab / Spencer Hall All entrances
Snowden Hall N & W entrances and steps as indicated
Dupont Library E & W entrances and steps / ramps
Bishops’ Common S, E & W entrances and steps as indicated
St. Luke’s Chapel and Hall S entry, W & SE entrances and steps
Hoffman Hall S entry
Spanish House W entry, steps and sidewalk
Benedict Hall W entry
Woman’s Center NW entry
Russian House S entry
Sorority House # 2 (Bates) N & S entries
Sorority House # 3 (Releford) SW patio and entry
THE PRIORITY FOR CLEARING PARKING LOTS IS:
1. PPS Warehouse & PPS front door
2. Fire Hall / Library/Police Department and Ambulance Bay
3. Emerald Hodgson Hill/Health Services/ Ambulance Station on Torian
4. Gailor Hall/Telecomm/McClurg dock
5. Hamilton Hall/Cravens/Tennessee Williams Center
6. Fulford Hall/Rebel's Rest
7. Fowler Center
8. Bishops’ Common
9. Sewanee Inn *only if rooms are occupied
10. Chen Hall lower garage area and upper
Resident dorm lots will be cleared after the storm has stopped
THINGS YOU CAN DO TO STAY SAFE AND BE PREPARED FOR THE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
· Plan ahead before you leave home.
· Check the weather reports and know what to expect.
· Plan your route ahead of time as best as you can.
· Know where you are going to park and what entry to use
· Dress warmly and wear proper shoes for walking in snow and ice.
· Take your time and avoid walking on areas that look suspect, walk on the grass it might be safer than the sidewalks.
University Ave may be plowed by the County. All cars should be moved ahead of or early in the storm to the student lots available in the back of Benedict and Cravens.
Faculty and Staff parking is available at the Library, Fulford, and Gailor.
Franklin County will address County roads and will work with PPS as their time allows.
Every storm is different; however, PPS will do everything it can to make the campus safe for Students, Faculty, and Staff with the least amount of inconvenience. Crews will be here sometimes through the night working on sidewalks and lots before classes start. For updated information about conditions on campus call Sewanee Police Department at x1111. Please call the emergency number only in the event of an emergency.
Please notify the police dispatcher or Grounds Supervisor @ x1453 or x1264 of any regularly used handicap parking spaces or routes taken so that accommodations for clearing can be done.