Midnight Clear declared at University Park

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – With a winter weather advisory in effect for the region until 7 a.m. Friday (Jan. 3) a Midnight Clear has been declared for the University Park campus.

This afternoon (Jan. 2), 1 to 2 inches of snow is predicted followed by single-digit temperatures, bitterly cold wind chill values and accumulation of 2 to 4 inches overnight. Extreme temperatures are expected to continue throughout Friday.

With the potential for delays or cancellations on campus, individuals can stay informed by using Penn State's PSUTXT emergency messaging systemFacebook page, Twitter feed and news website. Local television and radio stations also will inform the public. (Learn about more resources for staying informed during winter weather emergencies.)

As a result of the Midnight Clear, there will be no parking in any surface parking lots from midnight until 7 a.m. Friday as crews work to clear snow.

University vehicles will need to be moved to parking decks or designated overnight parking areas between now and midnight. (Parking Deck clearances: Nittany Deck – 6-feet, 8-inches maximum; Eisenhower and HUB Decks – 7-feet maximum.)

During a declared Midnight Clear, parking is restricted in all staff parking lots including Innovation Park from midnight to 7 a.m. on nights of an announced Midnight Clear. This restriction includes University vehicles, company vehicles, etc.

Overnight parking is available in the following areas during a declared Midnight Clear:

On Campus
1. All parking decks under roof areas only, between 4 p.m. and 8 a.m.

East Deck: The ground floor of the East Deck will accommodate vehicles as tall a 8-feet, 2-inches in height. The East bay (the section closest to Bigler Road) on the ground floor of the East Deck is reserved for oversized vehicles that do not fit in the other garages on campus. Vehicles that normally had to remain in one of the approved surface areas because of roof racks, truck caps, etc. can be parked in the East Deck.

Signs have been posted in the East Deck reserving the East bay (closest to East Halls) for oversized vehicles. Once the signs are posted regular vehicles (smaller than 7-feet in height) are prohibited from the reserved area and must park in another portion of the garage.

2. Red A, row of spaces located directly west of the EES Building.
3. Lot Orange H, center section located between Land & Water Research and the Materials Research Laboratory.
4. Lot Orange H, fourth row of spaces in from Hastings Road between Forest Resources Lab and the Research Center.
5. Lot Orange A (Katz Building), 10 spaces facing Services Road along the North side of the parking lot.
6. Areas with fenced parking compounds, e.g. Fleet Operations, Bryce Jordan Center and Physical Plant.
7. All farm areas.

Lots restricted for Midnight Clear -- midnight to 3 a.m. only:
1. Lot Red A - West of Atherton Street
2. Section of Lot Orange U West of USB I North of the driveway.
3. Section of Lot Orange O next to the Tower Road Landscape.
Employees with a valid faculty/staff permit reporting to work early may park in these areas beginning at 3 a.m. 

-- Student Storage Lot 43 or Resident parking Lots Blue 22, Blue 81, Blue 82, Blue 83, Lot Silver 42, and Brown 11 are exempt from Midnight Clear for students displaying a valid permit for these areas.

In Innovation Park:
-- 100 Building (Outreach Building): back row of spaces in the southwest corner.
-- 328/330 Building: First section of parking on the left from the entrance from Innovation Boulevard.
-- 329 Building: First row of spaces in the section of parking located between Day Bridge and 329.

Oversized vehicles should be moved to one of the areas listed above. If it isn't possible to move to one of the designated overnight parking areas, special provisions can be made by calling The Parking Office at 814-865-1436 or sending an email to Parking@psu.edu

Commuter permits:
Lot 44/Jordan East and Stadium West are not Midnight Clear restricted lots. However, there is no parking in Stadium West or Lot 44/Jordan East from 2 to 4 a.m., seven days a week.

If there are any questions concerning the Midnight Clear Program, contact the University Parking Office at 814-865-1436 or email parking@psu.edu.

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Last Updated January 02, 2014