Winter storm warning
Updated 12/29/16, 4:04 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the middle Tanana Valley with heavy snow and areas of strong winds expected to continue through 6 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31.
is expected to begin this afternoon and become heavy in the evening
with 8 to 15 inches of accumulation. Visibility may be less than a half
mile at times and travel may be difficult. As with any heavy snowfall,
trees may fall on power lines resulting in power outages.
UAF Facilities Services crews will be working to clear the snow on the Fairbanks campus and expect most roads and parking lots to be cleared for the Sparktacular event scheduled for 8 p.m. on Dec. 31.
Although most offices at UAF are closed for the winter break, there are some employees who are scheduled to work. These employees should coordinate with their supervisors for alternate scheduling if they do not feel safe to travel.
Updates, including on any event cancellations, will be posted here as needed.
- Alaska DOT Traveler 511 info
- Golden Valley Electric Association outage information
- GVEA blog post offers tips for preparing for an extended power outage.
Campus and community emergency contacts
In an emergency call 911
Alaska Volcano Observatory updates available on Twitter
Unsafe condition, accident or injury reporting