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Facilities Management prepared for cold weather, not worried about snow

Facilities Management wasn’t too worried about the weather today, taking the necessary precautions for cold weather to ensure its biggest problem of pipes freezing didn’t happen. Blankets placed over the pipes like a sleeve kept them from freezing.

“We’ve taken precautions for cold weather, but an extended period of cold weather like three days in a row [precaution] so our pipes don’t freeze,” said Chris Kopach, assistant vice president for Facilities Management. “So something like this, a monsoon rainstorm, we weren’t in bad shape.”

These precautions were no different than usual cold weather precautions.

“From the report we got yesterday we thought we were going to get a major blizzard with several inches of snow,” Kopach said. “Luckily we didn’t have that. Things turned out well, we didn’t have any major issues. It was enjoyable to see a little snow here.”

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