Dec. 14: High winds in the forecast tomorrow, watch for damage to trees
Dear University Community,
The National Weather Service is calling for very strong winds in the area tomorrow – sustained winds between 30-50 miles per hour, with gusts up to 80 miles per hour.
The Public Safety Team and Facilities Management are monitoring forecasts and conditions. Because high winds can damage and break tree limbs, Facilities crews are walking campuses today to check for any concerns. The university has proactively pruned trees on an annual schedule, so we do not anticipate damage that could create a hazard to pedestrians, vehicles on roads or in parking lots. However, you should avoid parking under trees and walking under trees when possible tomorrow.
Please be aware of your surroundings tomorrow. If a tree sustains damage, it will be marked and visually blocked off, such as with caution tape; do not remove barriers or travel through an area that is blocked off. If wind damage requires that larger areas of a campus are closed, we will communicate that closure via email.
If you see a damaged tree or other wind damage, please call Facilities Management immediately at 970-491-0077 to report it.
The Public Safety Team