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Photo Feature: High winds rock campus and surrounding areas

By Philip Denman, January 7, 2019

Strong winds rocked the South Sound on Sunday, Jan. 6, downing multiple trees and knocking out power to more than 200,000 in the surrounding communities. 

While Green River did not experience any major or prolonged power outages, a number of trees and branches fell during the storms. Facilities crews worked Sunday afternoon and Monday morning to ensure campus was ready for normal operations on Jan. 7. 

According to Rob Olson, director, Facilities, crews will continue to address a number of downed trees through out the day and askes that individuals use caution around work zones and do not enter designated marked off areas. Current areas impacted include: 

  • RLC: Chiller yard pathways and north side P-3 parking closed
  • IVD: Equipment staged on Hawkins Way (still open) and all of the back of IVD

Facilities crews work to remove trees downed in a Jan. 6 windstorm

Facilities crews work to remove trees downed in a Jan. 6 windstorm

Facilities crews work to remove trees downed in a Jan. 6 windstorm

Facilities crews work to remove trees downed in a Jan. 6 windstorm

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