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Snowfall Brings Snow Removal on Campus

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Snow removal lasts from Oct. 15 to April 15 at NDSU.

Falling snow has brought falling students, and students like Celena Hulst are not happy about it.

“There was nobody out there working on (snow removal),” said Hulst, a sophomore agricultural student, who added she saw people slipping on the fresh snow and ice.

In the event of snowfall, it is the duty of Randy Smith, facilities management grounds maintenance coordinator, to direct and determine the necessary grounds personnel for snow and ice clean up.

The Spectrum was unable to obtain an interview with Smith.

North Dakota State has a snow removal procedure in effect from Oct. 15 to April 15 every year, facilities management’s grounds and landscape’s webpage said.

When there is a light snowfall, grounds personnel concentrate on keeping intersections sanded, as well as keeping all sidewalks clear with priority going to handicapped routes first, the webpage said.

Heavy snowfall conditions prompt grounds personnel to clean all sidewalks, streets and parking lots.

Priority areas overnight for initial removal of snow and ice will be staff parking lots. Snow and ice removal will continue in other areas around campus after assignments have been made for the priority areas.

These priorities are necessary to preserve access in the event an emergency vehicle is needed, the webpage said.

Student lot driving lanes will be cleared as soon as possible.

Complete plowing to student lots and removal of snow piles will be at times coordinated between facilities management and Residence Life.

Students are responsible to check their NDSU email for parking notices, with authorized parking accommodations and instructions being made and communicated to the campus community, the webpage said. If a car remains in the lot at a designated plow time, it will be towed at the owner’s expense.

If the authorized parking space is full, it is the responsibility of the permit holder to find a legal parking space.

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