Blizzard-like conditions with a significant amount of snow and ice accumulation that spans over multiple states and numerous days. Road closures may occur and two or more inches of snow is predicted within one hour.
Facility Manager Responsibilities: Depending on the industry, it may be an option to close locations to avoid risks during blizzard-like conditions. For example, restaurants, movie theaters or vitamin shops that don’t receive a lot of foot traffic might be better off closing during a storm. However, it is important to continue scheduling overnight services as the snow causes road closures or a potential state of emergency. If there was a time to call for backup service providers, now is that time.
Service Provider Responsibilities: Service providers should perform snow removal services to the best of their ability despite traffic delays and road closures. More locations receive service during intense weather when service providers stick to clearing driving lanes, egresses, delivery areas, handicap parking spots and sidewalks. Deploying larger trucks, bobcats and front-end loaders can help plow through heavy snow accumulation and unappealing parking lots.