Snow Removal

The NDSU Snow Removal Procedure is in effect from October 15 - April 15 each year.

The Facilities Management Grounds Maintenance coordinator will determine and direct the necessary Grounds personnel for snow removal operations.

During a light snow event, grounds personnel will concentrate on keeping all sidewalks clean (with priority going to handicap routes) and intersections sanded.

With significant snow events, grounds personnel will be directed to clean all sidewalks, streets and parking lots. The priority areas for initial removal operations conducted overnight will be staff lots. Snow and ice removal operations will proceed for other areas of the campus after assignments have been made for the priority areas. These actions/priorities are necessary to attempt to preserve access for emergency vehicles. Student lot driving lanes will be cleared as soon as possible.

Facilities Management will coordinate with Residence Life and advertise the time and date of snow removal when it is necessary to plow student lots completely and remove snow piles. Every effort will be made to do so during low traffic or student break times. When excessive snow exists and the decision is made to plow lots completely and remove snow piles at other times, all cars will need to be removed from the lots or they will be towed at the owner's expense.

It is the responsibility of our students to check their NDSU email accounts for notices. Authorized alternate parking accommodations and instructions will be made and communicated to the campus community. In the event authorized parking is full, it is the responsibility of the permit holder to find a legal parking space.

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