Snowstorm makes crews work nonstop for student, community safety

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (The Exponent) – With a possible six to 10 inches of snow sweeping into the West Lafayette area, Purdue and the city were hard at work with round-the-clock snow removal Tuesday.

Purdue Buildings and Grounds personnel stayed busy Tuesday night with 80 miles of sidewalks to clear on campus. Sixty-five grounds crews were split into two shifts, and arrangements were made for some building services employees to stay the night in the Purdue Memorial Union if necessary.

The snow came after sidewalks had already iced over, which interfered with the crews’ attempt to clear them ahead of time. But the crews were having difficulties in certain areas, according to Terry Ashlock, senior director of Purdue Buildings and Grounds.

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