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.
WSU Emergency Management is conducting a test of the WSU Alert Notification System. This system will provide notice & information in emergencies. The WSU Pullman campus is also practicing a campus-wide lockdown. Expect electronic locks on interior and exterior doors to engage beginning at 11:45 a.m lasting until 12:00 Noon. Use this time to consider what you would do if this were a real event. Remember Run, Hide, Fight. During all emergencies students, staff, and faculty should be ALERT to developing incidents, ASSESS the situation, and ACT to ensure their own safety.
For more info visit alert.wsu.edu. This is only a TEST.
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.
Rain, snowmelt and ice jams may cause small stream flooding and localized flooding issues beginning early Thursday around the Palouse. Rain and melting snow may cause street flooding in urban areas which can impact residences and businesses. Clear storm drains to help mitigate possible flooding. Continue monitoring local forecasts at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/otx/ and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action.
Operations at Washington State University’s Pullman campus will be suspended for the rest of the day today, January 18, 2017, due to inclement weather.
Employees who have reported to work please take care when returning to home. Recommendation is to wait until temperatures rise and before temperatures drop again. Please “Take it slow on ice and snow” and use extreme caution on sidewalks and roadways.
Human Resource Services is open today with limited staffing to answer questions. 509-335-4521.