BCIT is ready for snow

Snow might not be in Burnaby’s immediate forecast, but that hasn’t stopped BCIT from preparing for when it hits. BCIT Safety, Security, and Emergency Management Glen Magel says they’ve been ready since September.

“We do review our snow plan and our snow alert plan every early September, to the beginning of October and that then connects the communications team on how we’re going to alert the BCIT community.”

Magel also says that plans are in place for whatever amount of snow may find its way to any of the 6 campus’ scattered throughout the Metro Vancouver area.

“So the each of this six campuses are reporting to me twice a day on what their conditions are at campuses. And then I checked several my sources to be at the Environment Canada at UMBC or even the weather stations to determine what the accumulation of snow will look like”

Magel adds that in the event of a school closure, students and faculty will receive notifications through the BCIT Alert System. Everyone is automatically registered for it and will be contacted directly via their phones.

Lastly, Magel says the salts are stockpiled, the snow plow contracts are in place, and that you can never control the snow – you can only predict it.

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