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Campus community reminded to prepare for weekend weather

Weather could see 50 mm of rainfall, freezing rain and high winds; Icy conditions and flooding are possible.

A major weather event is expected in Ontario this weekend. Queen’s has been monitoring the weather models as the event comes closer.  The current prediction for the Kingston region is that most of the precipitation will be (significant) rainfall.  There is the potential for changeover to freezing rain Saturday evening along with high winds which may continue until Sunday morning.  Environment Canada indicates that areas close to Lake Ontario may not see the transition from rain to freezing rain but there is still uncertainty on amounts and location of freezing rain.

Queen’s Physical Plant Services has made preparations to ensure campus roads and walkways will be salted and maintained. Pedestrians are encouraged to use caution walking on campus as some areas may be flooded or icy.

Due to the anticipated rainfall, plans have been made to mitigate flooding on campus in areas known to be problematic. You can assist by reporting any dripping, pooling or flooding water immediately to Physical Plant Services (Fixit) at 613-533-6757 or by email at fixit@queensu.ca