Midnight Clear declared for tonight

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Office of Physical Plant has declared a Midnight Clear, designating that there will be no parking in any surface parking lots from midnight to 7 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 5).

A storm today (Feb. 4) is expected to bring a short but high-intensity period of precipitation, starting at around 9 p.m. In State College, snow and sleet will be the primary forms of precipitation, with accumulation forecasted at between 4 inches and 8 inches -- lower amounts if there's more sleet, higher if the sleet mixes in later.

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.

Deck clearances: Nittany Deck - 6-foot, 8-inches max., Eisenhower and HUB decks - 7-foot max.
East Deck: The ground floor of the East Deck will accommodate vehicles as tall as 8-foot, 2-inches. 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-foot high) 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 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building.
3. Lot Orange H, center section located between Land & Water Research and the Materials Research Laboratory.
4. Lot Orange H, along the west end of the Materials Research Laboratory.
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, 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 University Support Building 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 February 04, 2014