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Weather-related alerts

Sept. 12-13, 2013


​Update following storm
Friday, Sept. 13, 4:32 a.m.
Both CU Denver (downtown with Auraria) and CU Anschutz Medical Campus (Aurora) are open today for normal business operations and regular class schedules.
The National Weather Service indicates rain will continue to fall off-and-on throughout the day across the metro area. The recent rain has caused flooding in many areas prompting road closures where standing water may make traveling difficult.
You are encouraged to check local news sources, such as TV, radio or the Colorado Department of Transportation for information specific to your location and route.
Please use your best judgment to make personal safety decisions regarding your travel to and from our locations.
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Anschutz Medical Campus Update

Thursday, Sept. 12, 6:35 p.m.
Building 500 electrical power
Electrical power has been restored to Building 500 on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The problem was a safety device (a breaker) that failed because of moisture. Power had to be shut down to fix that problem. Some areas within the building had generator power but many did not. The Facilities folks worked hard to fix it. But with more rain and flooding expected overnight, there could be more issues Friday. Facilities will be watchful on Friday to make sure that things go as well as possible.
Intercampus shuttle
The university’s shuttle bus service between the campuses (Anschutz in Aurora and downtown Denver) was shut down Thursday afternoon because of the flooded roads but service is expected to resume Friday on normal schedules.

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Anschutz Medical Campus Building 500

Thursday, Sept. 12, 4:25 p.m.
For the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, work continues to address an electrical outage in Building 500 caused by the storm, we will provide updates as available.
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Auraria Campus Open for Evening Classes

Thursday, Sept. 12, 3:55 p.m.
This message is intended for the CU Denver Campus ONLY.

The National Weather Service has issued a forecast for continuing rain fall and flood warnings for a significant portions of the Metro Denver. The downtown Denver area is not experiencing flooding at this time. The Auraria campus is accessible and open for evening classes – including the CU Denver/Dravo Building at 1250 14th St.

We suggest that each individual be aware of the current weather situation and make travel decisions that are in their best interest and safety, especially those traveling to and from the eastern and southern areas being affected by this storm.

The National Weather Service is predicting additional rain to increase in the metro area around 6 p.m. this evening. The rain fall is centering on the eastern portion of metro Denver, although a flood warning exists for the entire metro area.

It is strongly suggested that you take a moment to check the weather, flooding and road conditions for your path of travel and destination and take into consideration your driving ability and the condition of your vehicle. www.cotrip.org

REMEMBER:
Please use caution in your travels. The flooding of streets is expected in low-lying areas.

Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the road. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one-foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads, make the smart choice – turn around, don’t drown!
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Shuttle Service

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013; 2:48 p.m.
Due to today’s torrential rain and flooding the University intercampus shuttle bus service between the Anschutz Medical Campus, the VA, National Jewish and CU Denver’s Lawrence Street Center downtown will be shutting down.

The final shuttle service from the Anschutz Medical Campus is now enroute but has not yet arrived downtown.

The final shuttle from the Downtown Denver Lawrence Street Center is expected to depart in approximately 30 minutes or 3:10 p.m.
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This message is intended for the CU Anschutz Medical Campus ONLY.

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013; 1:40 p.m.
THIS IS NOT FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLORADO, THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HOSPITAL OR THE DOWNTOWN CAMPUS.
The National Weather Service has issued a forecast for continuing rain fall and a flood warning until 3:15 p.m. for a significant portion of eastern Metro Denver including the area around the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The leadership of the University is concerned about closing the campus and sending our faculty, staff and students into such a dangerous environment.. As such, although discouraged, any non-essential personnel who chose to leave the campus knowing that there is a flash flood warning in effect may do so. It is strongly suggested that you take a moment to check the weather, flooding and road conditions for your destination and take into consideration your driving ability and the condition of your vehicle. It is advisable to remain indoors at the campus until the storm subsides and the flash flood warning is lifted. www.cotrip.org
While the campus remains operational, individual schools and colleges may be canceling clinics and classes as they deem necessary. If you are not already at the campus, you are advised to stay where you are in compliance with the National Weather Service Advisory.
Exit routes (subject to change at any time)
If you chose to leave the campus, streets to avoid due to congestion or closure include Peoria Street between Montview Blvd and East Colfax Avenue. East Colfax Avenue is closed in both directions from Peoria Street to east of Interstate 225. Quentin Street is closed. Montview Blvd between Racine Street and Peoria Street is closed. Fitzsimons Parkway is open to East 17th for access to Interstate 225 and to Peoria Street. Expect congestion on I-70 near Peoria Street due to a partial closure.
REMEMBER:
Please use caution in your travels. The flooding of streets is expected in low-lying areas.
Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one-foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads, make the smart choice – turn around, don’t drown!
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Anschutz Medical Campus, Building 500 Electrical Outage

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013; 12:30 p.m.
Building 500 west and north wings, All Floors.
The area of impact is increasing as Facilities has to de-energize more switchgear to allow staff to continue working on the failed component. Generator power will be available for circuits connected to stand-by power. Normal utility circuits will be off.
Updates will be posted as information is available

We apologize for any inconvenience that this outage may cause.
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Denver Campus Building Closure

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 11:30 a.m.
Due to an electrical failure at the CU Building (also known as Dravo), located at 1250 14th Street in Downtown Denver, is being closed.

Tenants should evacuate immediately.

There will be no regular or emergency power. CU Facilities and Xcel are actively investigating this issue and we will send updates as information becomes available.

All parkers please move your cars out of the garage as soon as possible.
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