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Winter storm alert

Posted on February 15, 2014

A significant winter storm is expected to sweep through most of the region today, Feb. 15, 2014, with heavy snow and strong winds. A winter storm warning will remain in effect until 5 a.m. EST Sunday.

The Wheaton College grounds crew is ready with equipment and supplies, and other preparations have been made for the storm.

The Athletics Department has canceled this evenings’ softball fundraiser and all events in Haas Athletic Center and Clark Center tonight.

The 10 a.m. softball fundraiser scheduled for Sunday in Clark also has been canceled, and day two of the Wheaton synchro invitational will begin at noon in Haas, instead of at 9 a.m., as previously scheduled.  The tennis fundraiser has been rescheduled for noon on Sunday in Haas.

Parking restrictions instituted at noon on Saturday will remain in effect through Monday, Feb. 17, to enable clearing campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible.

As always, the safety of our students, faculty and staff is our utmost concern. We urge all to be careful moving about the campus, as paths may be slippery.

We advise members of the campus community to report any problems or safety issues to Wheaton Public Safety at 508-286-8213 or 508-285-5051.

Students should make sure that vehicles are parked in one of the following lots:

Lot 1A, which is adjacent to the baseball stadium only

Lot 3, which is accessed from Pine Street

Lot 4, located off Fillmore Drive at the Meadows complex

Lot 10, behind the post office

The lots that are closed include:

Lot 1 (Faculty/Staff lot in front of and across from the Clark Recreation Center, Nursery School and 4 Clark Rec Drive / Guest House)

Lot 2 (Faculty/Staff/visitor section in lot along East Main Street, opposite YMCA)

Lot 7 (Faculty/Staff lot to left of Haas Athletic Center)

Lot 8 (Faculty/Staff lot to right of Haas Athletic Center)

Lot 9 (Faculty/Staff lot adjacent to Science Center loading dock)

Lyons Den lot and the Bookstore Lot

Parking areas located at Bittersweet, Lindens and Elms Dorms, 5/7 Pine Street, 46/48 East Main Street, 7&9 Howard Street, 42 Howard Street, 44 Howard Street, 20 Taunton Avenue, 26/28 Taunton Avenue, 34 Taunton Avenue and 9 Taunton Avenue

All vehicles parked along Howard Street should be moved to one of the open parking lots.

Any vehicle parked in closed lots, and that hampers emergency snow removal efforts, may be towed to an off-campus location, at the owners expense.

If there are any problems or safety issues, please contact Public Safety at 508-286-8213 or 508-285-5051.


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