|Vol. 17, No. 11||Nov. 13, 1997|
When winter winds blow<
If snow and ice storms arrive in the Delaware Valley, University employees and students have several options to find out if there are late openings, early closings or cancellations at the University.
According to Maxine Colm, vice president for administration, the University's policy is to remain open whenever possible during extreme weather conditions. If no formal announcement of closing, late opening or early dismissal is made, employees who decide for personal reasons not to report or to leave early must take vacation time or leave without pay.
- Local radio stations will be given details for broadcast. (See list below.)
- Channel 2 on the UDTV cable system will carry weather-related announcements.
- Individuals can call 831-2000 to receive weather-related information. Members of the campus community are asked to not call the Department of Public Safety so that telephone lines there can remain open for emergency calls.
- Employees and students with home access to the Internet should check out Eye Openers, the University's daily information web page, at http://www.udel.edu/PR/ eyeopeners/
- Early closing information on a workday will be communicated to the campus community via system announcements on mvs and UNIX e-mail. Each department also will be contacted by Employee Services using a telephone tree.
Employees in essential positions are required to report to work during extreme weather conditions.
These employees will be designated by their directors in Dining Services, Facilities Management, Housing and Conference Services, Student Health Services, Public Safety and Information Technologies. For more information on the extreme weather policy, employees should contact their supervisors.
Radio stations in the Newark vicinity advised of emergency closing bulletins by the University include: WVUD-91.3 FM; WSTW-93.7 FM; WJBR-99.5 FM; WXCY-103.7 FM; WDEL-1150 AM; WNRK-1260 AM; WJBR-1290 AM; WILM-1450 AM; and WSER-1550 AM.
In southern Delaware and adjacent areas in Maryland, the following radio stations are notified: WSCL-89.5 FM; WYUS-93.0 FM; WZBH-93.5 FM; WGMD-92.7 FM; WDSD-92.9 FM; WRDX-94.7 FM; WAFL-97.7 FM; WSUX-98.3 FM; WSBY-98.9 FM; WRKE-101.7 FM; WLVW-105.5 FM: WQHQ-104.7 FM; WSSR-900 AM; WYUS-930 AM; WTMG-960 AM; WDOV-1410 AM; WJDY-1470 AM; and WKEN-1600 AM.