Normal operations resume Friday, Feb. 15

UW Bothell will resume normal operations on Friday, Feb. 15. There are some areas of campus closed including the ARC, Bookstore, Food for Thought and North Creek Events Center. Campus Way NE at 180th is also closed; the north and south parking garages are open. Husky Hall is open. Please obey barricades on campus.

Please be advised that some areas of ice and slush remain in spots around campus, and people on campus are encouraged to be aware of the following:

  • Caution on walkways: To the extent possible, wear appropriate winter footwear, including waterproof boots and soles with proper tread. Many pathways have been cleared within normal walkways. Not all walkways are cleared from edge to edge, and some paths across open spaces are not entirely cleared. Pedestrians should look for cleared paths whenever possible, even if this isn’t the most direct path.
  • Trees and building overhangs: Please be aware that as the snow and ice melts off trees and rooftops, clumps of ice and snow can fall to the ground below, and tree branches can also fall. Please be aware of such areas and use caution.
  • Limited ADA accessibility: Crews have prioritized ADA accessibility around campus and near ADA-designated parking areas, however they may be impacted by the ongoing slush and ice. Attention will continue to be placed on these areas.
  • Parking lots and garages: Please use caution walking and driving in parking lots and garages. Some transitions from lots and garages onto roads remain slushy or icy in spots. Also use extra caution getting in and out of vehicles.
  • Caution entering and exiting buildings: Custodial crews will aim to keep entryways into buildings as dry as possible, but please assist in the effort by wiping shoes off upon entering buildings and be mindful to avoid bringing ice inside. Use caution on non-carpeted flooring near entrances and exits as floors may be slippery.

UW Bothell facilities teams have logged hundreds of hours working around the clock for the last week and a half. The work has included clearing and treating roads, pathways and entryways, operating and maintaining the power plant, utilities distribution systems and critical building mechanical systems. As normal operations resume after the historic storms that have hit the region, flexibility and patience are encouraged and appreciated.