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Curtailment Info/Winter Parking Ban Begins Dec. 1

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
November 26, 2008

For those who have yet to sign on with Roam Secure, the communication system used by UNH in a crisis, now would be a good time to do so. Before winter. In case it snows and the university curtails operations.

Starting this season, officials will use Roam Secure to notify the UNH community if classes are canceled due to bad weather. That means a message will be sent directly to your cell phone and/or email account, making it easier to know if you can roll over and go back to sleep on a snowy morning.

Traditional methods such as radio and television stations and the UNH storm information line (862-0000) will still be used as well.

To sign up with Roam Secure, go to http://alert.unh.edu. It only takes a minute.

Also new this year: UNH Facilities/Grounds and Roads has purchased a new 5-ton truck with both a wing plow and regular plow. Three new sidewalk plows also have been purchased to make clearing sidewalks more efficient and effective.

Four new positions have been added as well. One new position will cover both heavy equipment operation and grounds work while the other three positions are dedicated to grounds work only. Additional shoveling help will be available through temporary workers.

The winter parking begins Dec. 1 and continues nightly through March 31, 2009. During this time most campus parking lots are closed, regardless of the weather, from midnight to 6 a.m. with the exception of designated exempt lots and conditionally available lots. 

Weather conditional after-midnight parking is conditionally available in C lot and B lot, in addition to the normally exempt lots. On nights where there is no declared snow emergency, and no snow is falling or predicted, cars may be parked in either of these lots without penalty. However, if a snow emergency is called, cars must be removed from these lots before midnight or face ticketing and towing.

New this year are the interchangeable signs that will announce whether a lot is open or closed, making it easy to know at a glance if parking is allowed.

For more information go to unh.edu/transportation/parking/wpb.htm, or call the UNH Transportation Services Office at 2-1010.


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