Winter Weather Update, 3/9/2017

Updated 3/9/2017 at 3:45 p.m.


The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the New York City metropolitan area from 10:00 p.m. this evening through 2:00 p.m. Friday. The current forecast calls for snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches and hazardous travel conditions. The Emergency Management Operations Team is actively monitoring conditions.

Please stay safe, exercise caution and allow extra time if you need to travel.

For assistance with campus and building services, contact Facilities at 212-854-2222 at Morningside, and 212-305-HELP at the Medical Center.

To report an emergency on campus, call Public Safety at 212-854-5555 at Morningside and 212-305-7979 at the Medical Center.

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As the cold weather continues, a reminder of a few simple things you can do to help prevent property loss or damage:

  • Close blinds, curtains and lock all windows. (Be sure all windows are closed including windows in spaces that are not normally occupied. It is in these "forgotten" rooms that, in addition to wasting energy, an open window can cause freezing and split pipes and resulting damage.)
  • Leave all radiator valves and fan coils turned on to ensure adequate heating and to avoid freeze damage. Fan coils should be set to the slowest speed setting. If you have questions about valve or coil settings, please contact the Facilities Services Center.
  • Clear clothing or furniture away from heaters to avoid inadequate heating that may cause freeze-ups and damage.
  • Make sure all faucets are off.
  • Close fume hoods when not in use and shut down non-essential lab equipment.
  • Report problems such as leaks, opened windows and doors or other issues to the Facilities Services Center at x4-2222. We are open 24/7 and are prepared to handle your calls.

We will continue to monitor the weather conditions as they develop. Again, please exercise caution when traveling.


The Emergency Management Operations Team (EMOT)