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Emergency & Closure Status

Green River College updates emergency and closure status when classes may be cancelled or delayed in case of snow, extreme cold or other emergency situations. 

All campus operations are currently normal. Feb. 11, 2016

Green River College will engage in a drill of emergency operations related to power outages caused by severe weather on Feb. 11 at 10:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., and 7:15 p.m.  Please see below information regarding College emergency operations in the case of severe weather resulting in power outages.

SEVERE WEATHER Protocol Extreme weather conditions such as ice or wind storms, blizzard conditions or heavy snow could result in emergency conditions requiring cancellation or delayed start of classes, or campus closure. Green River College will make every attempt to keep offices and services operating in inclement weather. However, there may be times when weather is too severe for the College to remain open. The President will make the final decision on whether classes are canceled, start late, or suspend operations based on information provided by the EOC. Essential personnel will be determined by Human Resources.

 Snow or Ice In the event of a significant snow or ice storm, the following measures should be taken:

  • If the main highways (I-5, I-405, SR 167 or SR 18) are closed or have restricted access, campuses will be closed.
  • If there has been significant snow fall or accumulation of ice overnight which renders roadway travel hazardous, a decision to close campuses or delay start time will be made by 5 a.m. The announcement will be made via email, e2campus alert, the College's website, Facebook and Twitter.
  • If the Auburn, Kent, or Enumclaw School Districts cancel school, chances are that the College will cancel classes as well.
  • It is important for students, faculty and staff to closely monitor all communication channels to keep informed of developments, especially before traveling to campus.

Severe Wind In the event of a severe wind storm, the main campus will be at high risk of falling trees and debris as well as power failure. The unpredictability of falling trees and debris makes the entire campus very hazardous to students, faculty, staff and visitors.  

If it is determined that the campus is unsafe, a decision to suspend operations will be made by the President. If the wind storm occurs overnight, the decision to close campus will be made by 5 a.m. The announcement will be made via email, e2campus alert, the College's website, Facebook and Twitter. Please refer to the Safety webpage for more information at http://www.greenriver.edu/Documents/about-grcc/safety/building-emergency-action-plan.pdf

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message updated on: Feb. 11, 2016