Procedures reviewed for clearing snow and ice on campus

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Winter hours beginning for snow and ice removal crews.

KALAMAZOO—Winter hours will soon begin for Western Michigan University's snow removal crews.

The crews must plow, shovel, scrape and de-ice more than 26.5 miles of roads, more than 120 acres of parking, 39 miles of walks and 200,000 square feet of steps and ramps.

Plow schedules cover snow and ice removal activities 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Providing there is not a major storm, most areas on the main campus will be clear of snow and ice before the majority of students and employees arrive each day.

Various steps around the campus that are deemed to be a convenience rather than a necessity are closed for the winter. This allows the crews to concentrate on major access areas and provide better service for ice and snow removal.

Students as well as faculty and staff members who have special mobility needs should call the landscape services office at (269) 387-8557, as snow and ice removal schedules can be adjusted to accommodate needs.

Those making requests regarding weekend and other special activities should also direct their calls to that office. Callers are asked to provide as much advance notice as possible.

Questions or concerns after normal business hours should be directed to the Department of Public Safety at (269) 387-5555.

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