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UPDATE:  Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:30 a.m.


This message is applicable until superseded.


The following DuPont, Wilmington-area sites will open as scheduled today:


  • Chestnut Run Plaza
  • Experimental Station
  • Stine-Haskell Research Center
  • Wilmington Office Buildings

The single digit temperatures overnight made snow removal more challenging, inhibiting salt activation, so slippery patches may be present.  Only utilize cleared sidewalks and paths of travel in parking lots. 

Remember, you are responsible for your safety. 

Please, slow down and use extra caution on your commute to work, in parking lots and on sidewalks.  

Please utilize proper footwear and practice safe walking techniques, such as, walk like a penguin, which could prevent a slip and fall.

Individuals are responsible for their own safety and know if travel to and from their work site is prudent based on their personal situation.  Employees should discuss options with their leadership BEFORE their commute to work if they feel the need to adjust their workday schedule.  For your information, here is the Wilmington-Area Inclement Weather Pay Policy. 

Drivers and pedestrians need to be aware of road and walkway conditions, so please exercise caution on your commute to work, in parking lots and on sidewalks.   Snow removal crews will be working to make the sites safe, but isolated slippery areas may be present in some areas. 

Tips to Prevent Falls on Slippery Surfaces:

  • Wear appropriate winter footwear that is well-insulated, waterproof, has a nonslip, thick sole and a wide, low heel.  Ice grippers can also improve walking on ice or snow.
  • Use walkways that have been salted or shoveled. Don’t take shortcuts over snow piles or in areas where snow and ice removal isn’t feasible.
  • Test your travel path for slickness by sliding your shoe or boot on it before proceeding.
  • Do the penguin shuffle. Walk flat-footed. Take short steps to maintain your center of balance over your feet. Keep your head up and don’t lean forward. Walk slowly.
  • Step down, not out. When getting out of your car, swing both legs out of the door, place both feet on the ground, flat-footed and grab onto the door frame or steering wheel to support you as you stand up. Use at least three points of contact, two feet and one hand. When stepping down from a curb, step flat-footed off the curb to minimize your forward momentum. Don’t allow the leading foot to land heel-first.





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For emergency or quick action needs, ice melt products are available for your use at each building entrance on each site.

For up-to-date weather information and road-conditions, click on the following links: 


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For the latest information regarding the status of the sites, employees can call 77-4INFO (774-4636) or 1-800-988-2482 (toll-free) or by logging onto (Please remember to hit the Refresh Button to get the latest updates.)   It’s not too late to register in the DuPont Emergency Notification System (DENS)…click on this link:   DuPont Emergency Notification System





Please see additional information below about how and when this web site will be used.


Adjustments to site opening schedules will be posted as early as possible during inclement weather or other site emergency such as a utility disruption, usually by 5:15 a.m.  Every effort will be made to post notifications earlier, but depending on storm dynamics and circumstances, including timing, it may be as late as 5:15 a.m.  People who normally arrive or commute to work during this period should make appropriate adjustments in their scheduled workday.  If weather conditions or circumstances deteriorate or change significantly after an announcement is made to open the sites, it is conceivable an amended announcement could be made.  For example, if you notice weather conditions worsen in the area, check back periodically for possible updates. 

Generally, radio station announcements may be used for unanticipated emergency notifications such as an off-hour utility disruption.  However, for a utility disruption or inclement weather notification, the primary means of communication are for personnel to call 77-4INFO (774-4636) or 1-800-988-2482 (toll-free) or logon to, as well as e-mail from site leadership.  The DuPont Emergency Notification System (DENS) may also be utilized for a building, site or Wilmington Area communication.  Please see the information below about the new, in 2014, DuPont Emergency Notification System, including how to sign-up to receive notices on your personal (if you choose) and work phone numbers.


Please be reminded that each employee is responsible for their own personal safety. This includes how they conduct work on-site as well as what they should consider in their travels to and from work.

Line management is accountable to ensure employees are aware of expected work practices, including workday schedule changes due to inclement weather or utility disruptions. This includes the Wilmington Area Inclement Weather Pay Policy


Inclement Weather


During inclement weather, exercise caution as you travel on site.  Slippery conditions may be present in some areas.  Please be especially aware of conditions at building entrances and exits, as floors may be wet from personnel traffic. Using proper footwear and taking short, deliberate steps with a crouched center of gravity may help you keep your balance and avoid a slip and fall.




Please continue to logon to, or call 77-4INFO (77-44636), or for long distance service at 1-800-988-2482, or check your email for updated site opening information.




DuPont Emergency Notification System Information (DENS)


If you have not had the opportunity to register for the DuPont Emergency Notification System (DENS) previously, it’s not too late!


 By clicking on this link, DuPont Emergency Notification System, you will land on the Emergency Notification System Home Page.  The page is designed to give you information about DENS and allow you to register by going directly to the service provider website (Amerilert).