Winter storms impact WSU system; Vancouver campus suspends operations

A Bobcat machine plows snow on the WSU Pullman campus.
Campus operations were suspended at the Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses yesterday due to the effects of snow and ice on travel conditions. Photo by Bob Hubner, WSU Photo Services.

Employees across the WSU system are busily digging campuses out of the snow this morning following widespread winter storms across the state.

Icy roadways continue to impact the WSU Vancouver campus, which suspended normal operations today due to unsafe travel conditions. Faculty at WSU Vancouver are encouraged to offer remote instruction. Vancouver employees should check with their supervisors regarding the possibility of working remotely. Essential personnel who are able to travel safely should report to work as scheduled.

All other physical campus have now returned to normal operations, with crews working to clear snow and make parking lots and pathways accessible to students and employees.

Campus operations were suspended at the Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses yesterday due to the effects of snow and ice on travel conditions.

The Vancouver campus was closed Wednesday for the second straight day, while Pullman, Spokane and Tri-Cities opted to cease operations Wednesday afternoon to allow employees and students time to return home before conditions worsened.

Each physical campus has its own alerts website with the latest information as well as details on how to sign up for alerts:

For more information on inclement weather resources, please visit Human Resource Service’s website.

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