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Winter Weather and Snow Removal

The following map outlines department responsibilities for various areas on campus.

Map of streets, parking lots, main sidewalks removal responsibilities

During winter weather, Facilities Services, Environmental Health and Safety and Parking and Transportation Services work closely together to provide the safest possible travel on campus. To report hazardous conditions during normal working hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) contact 208-885-6246 or If hazardous conditions are encountered outside of normal working hours, contact Campus Security at 208-874-7550.


It is the Facilities Department’s responsibility to provide access while on campus in the safest, most efficient and environmentally responsible manner possible. Facilities directors monitor weather conditions seven days a week and work with employees to address potential weather concerns. This information is used in conjunction with weather forecasts to schedule appropriate staffing starting times in order to keep campus safe. If snow has fallen overnight, plowing typically begins at 4 a.m.

Snow removal employees are assigned to specific types of equipment with unique areas of responsibility. Snow removal typically begins on the west side of campus. In the event of severe weather, snow removal areas will be prioritized and staffed in the following order:

  1. Primary pedestrian routes, roads and parking lots
  2. Secondary pedestrian routes
  3. Accessible ramps and entries
  4. Fire hydrants, storm drains and secondary access will be cleared following storm

Building entrances are cleared and maintained by Custodial Services staff assigned to that building during normal working hours. Parking and Transportation Services assists with snow removal in residential parking lots.

During snowy winter conditions, please note parking between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. with Overnight / Early Morning (OE) and/or Gold permits is only allowed in certain areas. Please refer to the Snowy Conditions Overnight Parking Map for these locations.

Normal Hours Reporting Procedure

If the Campus community encounters any hazardous conditions during normal working hours, contact Facilities at 208-885-6246 or

Off Hours, Weekends and Holidays

If hazardous conditions are encountered outside of normal working hours, contact Campus Security at 208-874-7550.


Refer to the snow map in order to identify the appropriate responsible person.

Landscape – Craig Carson

Hardscape – Randy Smith

Parking and Transportation Services


Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Dr. MS2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281

For fire or life threatening emergencies - call 911 from any phone.

For assistance after business hours contact Campus Security at 208-874-7550.

Phone: 208-885-6246