Whitworth University Snow Removal Plan
During the snow season (Dec. 1-March 1) Facilities Services is on alert for snow and ice removal needs. We will do everything we can to make walking and driving on campus as safe as possible.
Ice Plan: Any time there are conditions that will produce ice on our walks and roads we attempt to put down liquid deicer before 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. On weekends we control ice as needed. Please note that we do not put deicer or salt on sidewalks that are less than a year old as it damages the newer concrete. We will do our best to remove the snow and ice in those areas.
Snow Plan: If there are 2 inches of snow on the ground and a threat of more snow we will start clearing as soon as we can. If this occurs overnight we will respond and start clearing snow at 3 a.m. in order to be ready for an 8 a.m. start of business. Our priorities for snow removal are depicted on the campus snow removal priority map (PDF). During a prolonged snow event we will focus our efforts on priority 1 and 2 areas.
How you can help: Please do not park in the "No Overnight Parking" lots after 10 p.m. This ensures that we are able to clear the parking lots for staff, faculty, and commuting students by morning.
For additional information on local snow removal schedules, please see the following: