Starting immediately, snow removal will not occur during an ongoing severe winter weather event.
An ongoing severe winter event will be defined as a Blizzard Warning, Winter Storm Warning or in the instance that local law enforcement advise motorists off the roads until conditions improve.
Waiting until after the storm, will allow crews to clear out all snow at once, and prevent drifts during high wind events.
In the case where Facilities Management and Services employees are on campus during an ongoing severe winter event, only stairs and entrances that are safely accessible, will be shoveled and have treatment applied.
After the severe winter weather event has exited the area, Facilities Management and Services employees will begin by hand shoveling all entrances and stairways beginning first with the student center, student center loading dock, rec center and stairwells located in the center of campus.
After this is complete the crew will disperse to the northern portion of campus working to clear out all entrances beginning at the NE Iowa Professional Building and Hoffmaster Housing working their way south until reaching South Village Housing. Please be patient as our crew is not a big crew and to efficiently remove snow for safe travel we must make sure we clear out every entrance.
During this time, a crew running equipment will be dispersing across campus clearing off sidewalks. Depending on the total snow fall, either a snow thrower or plow will be used. Please be patient during this time as after the equipment has passed the sidewalks still need to be brushed and treated.
After campus has been treated and deemed safe, plows will be dispersed to parking lots to begin removing snow. Additional Upper Iowa University property will be removed of snow as well at this time.
- The City of Fayette owns all of the streets and maintains them up to Upper Iowa University sidewalks. Please be advised that any cars parked on the street during inclement weather are subject to tow, ticket or being plowed in. Also please be advised that the parking stalls located on the City streets are the responsibility of the city as well.
- Please visit http://members.iowatelecom.net/fayettecity/city_information.htm for more information regarding the City of Fayette’s policy on snow removal.
- Piles caused by clearing lots will be removed after a storm has passed and campus is 100% safe for travel. Please note this may take a few days, weather is notably unpredictable.
- ALL Facilities Management and Services staff will be responsible for snow removal. This is the biggest change in the above policy as in the past a very small crew took care of removal of the entire campus. As our campus grows our snow removal crew had to increase in size as well.
- During inclement winter weather events that are not severe, the above policy will stand, with the exception being snow removal will begin during the storm. Examples of this are snow storms where the forecasted snowfall accumulation is less than two inches with little to no wind.