Jacinta Felice, Associate Director in Residential Facilities, suggested these tips for navigating icy parking lots and sidewalks. While the dedicated staff of Facilites Management do a phenominal job at keeping our walkways free of ice, there may be a time when you come across a patch of ice. Listen to the experts and walk like a penguin to help you avoid that painful slip on to the pavement.
- Walk flat footed and take short shuffling steps
- Wear footwear that provides traction
- Step down, not out from curbs
- Go hands free and use your arms for balance
What is the difference between a winter weather alerts?
Winter Storm Warning (Take Action): Confidence is High – A winter storm will produce heavy snow, sleet or freezing rain and cause significant impacts.
Winter Storm Watch (Be Prepared): Confidence is Medium – A winter storm could produce heavy snow, sleet, or freezing rain and cause significant impacts.
Winter Weather Advisory (Exercise Caution): Wintry weather expected. Light amounts of wintry precipitation or patchy blowing snow will cause slick conditions.
Last updated: March 16, 2017