Adverse Weather Response is a Team Effort

December 2, 2019

Chapel Hill receives an average of 7 inches of snow a year, and while most snow or ice events occur in January, Facilities Services begins to prepare for winter weather in September. That’s when the Grounds Services Snow Team, lead … Continued

Winter Weather Response

December 7, 2018

Facilities Services crews have pretreated and brined primary campus roads, walkways and building entrances, and University officials will be closely monitoring campus conditions throughout the weekend. In the event of adverse weather, Grounds, Housekeeping and Building Services crews will be … Continued

When a Hurricane Hits

October 1, 2018

The problem with sandbags is that they are a do-it-yourself project. You can order the bags and you can order the sand, but you have to put the sand in the bags yourself. And when it looked like Hurricane Florence … Continued

Hurricane Florence Preparation and Response

September 12, 2018

Facilities Services crews are working across campus to prepare buildings and grounds for possible impacts from Hurricane Florence. Outdoor items are being secured or removed when possible, and more than 4,000 sandbags have been placed outside buildings where there is … Continued

Winter Weather Response

January 16, 2018

Facilities Services crews have pre-treated and brined primary campus roads, walkways and building entrances, and University officials will be closely monitoring campus conditions. In the event of adverse weather, Grounds, Housekeeping and Building Services crews will be coordinating efforts to … Continued

Winter Weather Response

January 4, 2018

Grounds, Housekeeping, and Building Services crews are on campus working to clear entrances, walkways and parking lots per the Facilities Services Snow Removal Map. Due to extremely low temperatures, Energy Management Control Systems staff are also monitoring building and environmental … Continued

Winter Weather Response

January 6, 2017

University officials will be closely monitoring campus conditions throughout the weekend. Facilities Services crews have pre-treated and brined primary campus walkways, roads and parking lots. Grounds, Housekeeping, Building Services and Construction Services crews will be coordinating efforts to clear campus … Continued