Dear Gettysburg College community,
The National Weather Service is forecasting a winter storm for Gettysburg and surrounding areas starting with snow and possibly sleet and freezing rain sometime late Friday evening and continuing overnight into the early Saturday morning and afternoon hours. Precipitation could be heavy at times and accumulate between 1 to 6 inches.
In anticipation of this, please review the following regarding campus operations this weekend:
Athletic events will take place as scheduled. Any changes will be posted to www.gettysburgsports.com
Student campus events will continue as planned, but please refer to the College website regarding any event cancellations or emergency information.
President's Dinner for support staff employees will take place as scheduled at the Eisenhower Inn & Conference Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. The Eisenhower Inn is offering a discount on rooms at $69 plus tax.
If in the event of an emergency, such as a power outage or downed trees, contact the Department of Public Safety at 717.337.6911 or the police, fire department, or other emergency services by dialing 911.
Rides with Transportation Services: Contact Transportation Services at 717.337.6923 with questions.
Facilities Services will do their best to respond to the snow, but the focus will be on main campus pathways and larger parking areas. Please use caution while walking or driving around campus.
Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Posted: Friday, Jan. 20, 2012
Tips and safety during a winter storm:
With ice and snow, be prepared for the possibility of ice accumulations on power lines and tree limbs. This could cause downed tree limbs and power lines, and create intermittent power outages.
Listen to your radio, television, or NOAA Weather Radio for weather reports and emergency information.
Eat regularly and drink ample fluids, but avoid caffeine and alcohol.
Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities.
Watch for signs of hypothermia. These include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion.
Drive only if it is absolutely necessary.
Dress for the weather: wear several layers of loose fitting, lightweight; warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. The outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent.Posted: Fri, 20 Jan 2012
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