Campus returning to normal after flooding

Western’s campus is slowly returning to normal as crews continue to clear parking lots filled with debris swept in by flood waters that covered campus for most of the week.

Closed since Monday, the Talbot parking lot will reopen at 5 p.m. today, following by the Medway lot reopening Saturday afternoon. While perhaps muddy and messy, all other lots and areas across campus have reopened.

On Monday, the Thames Valley Conservation Authority advised the university that on-campus flooding would occur in certain low-lying areas. Heavy rainfall all week forced numerous closures and caused concerns across campus.

Flood waters impacting campus facilities, Feb. 22

University officials continue to monitor rising waters associated with heavy rainfall this week that have forced further closures and caused concerns across campus.

As of Thursday morning, the impacted areas are:

  • Medway and Talbot parking lots are completely flooded and closed;
  • Chemistry parking lot is partially closed;
  • The University Tennis Centre – known as the Tennis Bubble – is flooded and closed, as generators have been turned off and dome deflated;
  • The foot bridge connecting Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine and Westminster Hall to Main Campus is closed as path to the bridge is under water;
  • The east-side pathway by TD Stadium is flooded, along with the east side of stadium;
  • The baseball diamond beside the Family Medicine building is flooded;
  • Vehicles parked in the lot behind Elgin Hall residence are advised it may become necessary to move vehicles from that lot should flooding threaten that area; and
  • Campus Police continue to monitor high-risk buildings of Talbot College, Westminster Hall, Delaware Hall and Staging Building.

On Monday, the Thames Valley Conservation Authority advised the university that on-campus flooding will occur in certain low-lying areas.

As rains return today, university officials are asking drivers and pedestrians to observe caution due to water pooling on and around campus roads and sidewalks.

Updates to follow on the university homepage, uwo.ca, and across the university’s social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook.

Flood waters impacting campus facilities, Feb. 21

University officials continue to monitor rising waters associated with heavy rainfall this week that have forced further closures and caused concerns across campus.

As of Wednesday morning, the impacted areas are:

  • Medway and Talbot parking lots are completely flooded and closed;
  • Chemistry parking lot is partially closed;
  • The University Tennis Centre – known as the Tennis Bubble – is flooded and closed, as generators have been turned off and dome deflated;
  • The foot bridge connecting Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine and Westminster Hall to Main Campus is closed as path to the bridge is under water;
  • The east-side pathway by TD Stadium is flooded, along with the east side of stadium;
  • The baseball diamond beside the Family Medicine building is flooded;
  • Vehicles parked in the lot behind Elgin Hall residence are advised it may become necessary to move vehicles from that lot should flooding threaten that area; and
  • Campus Police continue to monitor high-risk buildings of Talbot College, Westminster Hall, Delaware Hall and Staging Building.

On Monday, the Thames Valley Conservation Authority advised the university that on-campus flooding will occur in certain low-lying areas.

As rains return today, university officials are asking drivers and pedestrians to observe caution due to water pooling on and around campus roads and sidewalks.

Updates to follow on the university homepage, uwo.ca, and across the university’s social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook.

Officials continue to monitor rising waters, Feb. 20

University officials continue to monitor rising waters across campus associated with heavy rainfall that already forced the closure of two campus parking lots earlier this week.

On Monday, the Thames Valley Conservation Authority advised the university that on-campus flooding will occur in certain low-lying areas at least through today. As a result, Campus Police closed access to both the Talbot and Medway parking lots until further notice.

In addition, owners of vehicles parked in the lot behind Elgin Hall residence are advised it may become necessary to move vehicles from that lot should flooding threaten that area.

During this time, drivers and pedestrians should observe caution due to water pooling on and around campus roads and sidewalks.

Updates to follow on the university homepage, uwo.ca, and across the university’s social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook.

Flooding closes two campus parking lots, Feb. 19

Expected heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding will force the closure of two campus parking lots starting tonight until further notice, Western officials said.

The Thames Valley Conservation Authority advised the university that on-campus flooding will occur in certain low-lying areas over the next 12-24 hours. As a result, Campus Police are closing off access to both the Talbot and Medway parking lots until further notice.

In addition, owners of vehicles parked in the lot behind Elgin Hall residence are advised it may become necessary to move vehicles from that lot on Tuesday should flooding threaten that area.

During this time, drivers and pedestrians should observe caution due to water pooling on and around campus roads and sidewalks.

Updates to follow on the university homepage, uwo.ca, and across the university’s social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook.