At about 3:20 Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 14, 2014), Chancellor Tom Harden issued the following advisory to faculty and staff members working on campus. (Students did not receive the post, as classes are not in session.) The message was as follows:
Dear faculty and staff,
With weather conditions deteriorating and travel becoming more difficult as evening approaches, I make the following announcements to members of the UW-Green Bay community.
University supervisors are directed to encourage staff and faculty members already on campus to leave early today (Tuesday, Jan. 14) if those employees are concerned that travel to their homes would be less safe later this afternoon or evening.
Public Safety and Facilities Management staff members have asked me to inform those leaving campus now that they should do so with caution. While roads remain passable, in some locations a film of ice beneath the new snow is making many campus roads especially slippery. Public Safety and Facilities are also concerned about high winds and more snow expected later this afternoon. Facilities will continue plowing until roughly 5:30 p.m., but it is likely at that time they will break until later in the evening, after the worst has passed.
We anticipate we will be able to resume regular business hours on Wednesday morning.
Tom Harden, Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay