The University Record, January 8, 2001

Snow scenes

Though some have enjoyed the scenic beauty of last month’s heavy snowfall as it blanketed campus, University crews have been working overtime to clear paths, parking lots and roads, and remove snow piles. Snow removal on campus is a collaborative effort, with many departments providing assistance. Crews from Building Services, Maintenance Services, Moving and Trucking, Waste Management, Roofers, Electric and Plumbing Shops, Grounds, the Heavy Equipment Maintenance Garage, Parking Maintenance and Construction Laborers are pitching in. The University also maintains six outside contracts to assist with clearing parking lots and shoveling steps.

During the heavy snowfall Dec. 11–12, Housing Food Service staff had extra food available at mealtimes at West Quad and Bursley Residence Hall for snow-clearing crews. Many of those who cleared the snow clocked 12–16-hour days for the entire week. Some employees were housed at the Hampton Inn North Campus on the first night of heavy snow, so they could avoid a treacherous drive home and assist with cleanup efforts in the morning. The hard work of staff members involved with snow removal was recognized Dec. 22 with a special pizza lunch.

Maurice Flowers of Grounds shovels the sidewalk behind the LS&A Building.

Photos by Paul Jaronski, U-M Photo Services