Thursday, November 17, 2011

CBC Inclement Weather & Travel Information

College Closure or Delay – It’s that time of year again where any given morning we could wake up to winter weather conditions. Although it’s rare, if you suspect that CBC may be closed, please check one of these resources:

Information will only be posted or announced if CBC should close. Employees are expected to use reasonable judgment regarding traveling to work in inclement weather/adverse road conditions. If your cell phone and/or personal email account have been subscribed to the CBC Emergency Notification System, you will receive an alert through this system should the college close. If you have not subscribed to the ENS, this would be a good time to take that step.

Winter College Travel
Programs and departments are especially encouraged to be aware of winter road conditions and evaluate the need for large group travel, especially with students (i.e. class field trips, ASB club activities, etc). Unless absolutely necessary, it is recommended that large group travel with students be rescheduled to take place during the late spring, summer and early fall months, rather than during winter weather months

Please use the following links for more Winter Weather Driving Tips (includes mountain pass information)

Walk, Don’t Run
Even though CBC’s dedicated grounds, custodial and maintenance staff are up early during snowy or icy conditions deicing the sidewalks and roadways, it is still advised that folks take extra care driving and walking around the campus. Please wear appropriate footwear to help you avoid a slippery fall.

Personal Safety Reminders
We would like to encourage everyone to plan ahead, opt in to the campus ENS and have the Security phone number programmed into your cell phone.

Here are some personal safety reminders:

  • Be conscious of your surroundings.
  • Notice where you’re parked and what activities are going on around you.
  • Have the phone number for Security saved in your cell phone –
    531-4034 Pasco or Richland 539-8167
  • Make sure you have your keys in hand when returning to your car.
  • Call CBC Security if you feel you need assistance getting to or from your car x2219
  • Contact CBC Security, the Health & Safety Committee, or Administration if you have a security or safety concern.

Brady L. Brookes, Executive Assistant

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