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Campus roads, walkways reopen following flooding

06/06/2013

The Edinboro University campus has returned to normal traffic and operations this morning following Thursday afternoon flooding that closed portions of Scotland, Heather and Darrow roads as well as the Hendricks Hall and Rose Hall parking lots.

Facilities crews are cleaning debris that floodwaters deposited on roads and walkways at various locations on campus, Director of Facilities Management and Planning Jim Miller said.

Miller said minor water problems were reported at some buildings, but no serious effects have been found. “Everyone really pulled together well last evening to make sure things were protected with sand bags, etc., as well as blocking traffic from problems zones so General McLane High School could still have its commencement ceremony at McComb Fieldhouse,” he said.

When emergencies such as Thursday’s flooding occur, the University communicates important messages to the campus community by email, the University’s website, Facebook and the e2campus alert system. An emergency loudspeaker system also has been installed to provide warnings about major occurrences.

The e2campus alerts are the best way to ensure students, faculty, staff and families receive these important messages wherever the subscriber happens to be at the time they are sent. To sign up for them, go to the University website at www.edinboro.edu and click on the Campus Alert System button on the left-hand side of the home page.