UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

General Services

Snow Removal

Snow Removal Policy
 
The UWRF snow removal policy is in effect from November 1st through March 31st each year. Roadways, sidewalks, employee lots will be plowed first, followed by entrances/exits and the main traffic lanes in student lots. These actions are necessary to preserve access for emergency vehicles.
 
For liability reasons the vehicle owner is responsible for removing snow immediately surrounding their vehicle. Please be prepared for winter weather by carrying a winter car emergency kit including a snow shovel for your safety.
 
Snow Emergency
 
If conditions warrant, a snow emergency can be declared by the Chief of Police in collaboration with the Director of Facilities Management and Grounds.  In the event of a snow emergency an email will be sent to the affected permit holders instructing them to move to an approved location within a specific timeline. All deadlines are strictly enforced. Vehicles that fail to vacate or return to the designated lot within the timeline may be cited and/or towed at the owner’s expense.
 
Snow Plow Operations
 
Please be attentive to plows and snow removal equipment on streets, sidewalks and parking lots. For personal safety, it is advisable to stay a safe distance away from this equipment as the equipment operator’s view may be obstructed.
 
Snow Shovel Checkout
 
Parking has a limited number of snow shovels available for checkout. A driver’s license or University ID is required as a deposit at the time of checkout. Shovel(s) are available at the University Parking Office, 715 Wild Rose Avenue, 103 Regional Development Institute during business hours M-F, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m..
 
Snow/Ice Melt (Salt)
 
Parking has snow/ice melt (salt) available for pickup at the University Parking Office, 715 Wild Rose Avenue, 103 Regional Development Institute during business hours M-F, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
 
Jump Starter Checkout
 
Police have jump starter(s) pack(s) available for checkout. A driver’s license or University ID is required as a deposit at the time of checkout. Jump starter(s) are available at the University Police Department, 715 Wild Rose Avenue, 103 Regional Development Institute during business hours M-F, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Outside of these hours please call 715-425-3133 to check out the jump starter pack.