All clear declared on alleged bomb threat – Pullman campus resumes normal operations
The Washington State University Police Department completed sweeps of a number of buildings on the WSU Pullman campus overnight and has reaffirmed that the bomb threat called in late afternoon on August 3 was a hoax.
Late Thursday afternoon (August 3), the Washington State University Police Department received a call from an individual who claimed to have placed several explosive devices on WSU’s Pullman campus. The caller did not provide detail regarding the alleged devices and the threat does not appear to be credible.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for portions of Washington including the Palouse. Winds of 25-35mph, with gusts to 55 are expected this evening. This warning is in effect until 7:00am Tuesday, June 13.
UPDATE: Power to all buildings except for McCoy Hall has been restored. ETA on estimated power restoration for McCoy Hall is unknown. As more information becomes available, this site will be updated.
WSU Pullman is experiencing a power outage impacting the signal lights at the intersection of Stadium and Nevada. It is also affecting the buildings below. WSU Police is working to get the intersection secured and signs up. Response crews have been notified. Further updates will be provided here.
The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the spring semester test of the WSUAlert system on the Pullman campus Thursday, April 20 at 11:45 a.m. Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications will receive text messages, phone calls, and emails which will be clearly identified as a test. This test will also include the campus outdoor warning sirens, which are designed to warn you that you should take shelter and seek further information from other WSU Alert resources such as alert.wsu.edu. Furthermore, WSU will be testing their central locking capabilities with a 15 minute … » More …
Before heading home for Spring Break, please check with WSDOT for pass conditions. On social media, you can find the latest WSDOT information at WSDOT Passes, WSDOT, and WSDOT Facebook. Drive slowly and increase following distances this weekend. Be prepared for delays and possible pass closures. Fill your fuel tank, and leave prepared with blankets, snacks and water. Avoid distractions- put your cell phone away and pull over at a safe place if you need to take a call or want to have a snack. Drive alert. Keep in mind, travel CAN wait until weather conditions improve over the passes.
Moderate to heavy rainfall combined with mild temperatures through Thursday may lead to increased snowmelt and renewed threats for possible ice jams and flooding. Numerous reports of flood problems across Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Several roads are experiencing some degree of flooding. Paradise Creek at Moscow is above flood stage. Please take appropriate caution and report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely.
Never drive vehicles through flooded areas as water may be too deep to pass safely. As little as one foot of water on the road can move most vehicles off the road.
In order to ensure that you receive emergency notifications for critical events occurring on campus, please visit MyWSU to complete or update your registration to receive emergency notifications. All those who access MyWSU will be required to make a selection regarding emergency notifications. Check yours early to beat the rush.