Snow removal continues across campus (UPDATED 4 p.m.)

Western will continue to operate on a regular schedule this evening. Those commuting to campus tonight are asked to use the Springett Parking Lot (off Western Road) and the South Valley Parking Lot (beside the Western Student Recreation Centre). Those lots will be cleared of snow first to serve evening users.

Western Facilities Management crews have been using road and sidewalk plows to clear snow away since 7 a.m. today. The forecast is calling for continued snow squalls into this evening.

Further snow removal to clear roads, walkways, building entrances, as well as salting of roads and walkways, will take place overnight for all parking lots walks will begin at midnight. Barring heavy accumulations beyond what is forecast, all walks, roads, steps will be completely cleared by 6 a.m. Thursday.

Western community members should exercise patience and drive slowly and safely on and around campus. Pedestrians should also be aware of their surroundings when walking on and near campus and dress appropriately for cold temperatures, especially today and tomorrow.

Please check Western’s weather page,, or follow @WesternU on Twitter throughout the day for further updates.