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UPDATE: Saturday, January 24, 2015 4:15 p.m.
This message is applicable until superseded.
***MESSAGE FOR EXPERIMENTAL STATION***
EXPERIMENTAL STATION EMERGENCY ELECTRICAL SHUTDOWN
E356, E314, E328, E302, E304, E323, E310, E402 CENTRAL, E402 WEST & E444
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015 AT NOON
(Estimated Power Restoration at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2015)
An electrical fault was found on an underground line. This electrical shutdown is scheduled to last approximately 5 hours. Buildings will be open prior to the shutdown should you wish to make safe your operations. Buildings will be evacuated at 11:30 a.m. No access will be permitted to these buildings during the shutdown. A communication will be issued when power is restored. No other utilities will be impacted.
All Wilmington-Area Sites are operating under normal weekend schedules today. These sites include:
- Chestnut Run Plaza
- Experimental Station
- Stine-Haskell Research Center
- Wilmington Office Buildings
The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for Sunday, January 18, 2015, until 12:00 noon. The forecast calls for possible freezing rain to continue during this period before temperatures start to rise later today.
If you venture outside this morning, using proper footwear and practicing safe walking techniques, such as, walk like a penguin, could prevent a slip and fall.
If you decide to go into work, please exercise caution on your commute to the site, in parking lots and on sidewalks.
Unfortunately, during or after last week’s storm, there have been several weather-related falls on our sites. We urge everyone to help mitigate the risk of slips, trips and falls by:
- Selecting proper footwear
- Walking “mindfully”
- Using primary sidewalks instead of walking between parked cars
- Exiting your parked vehicle slowly
- Watching the path in front of you
- Practicing the penguin walk by taking shorter steps with a broader-based gait to increase stability
- Reporting unsafe site conditions due to ice or snow so crews can address the problem
- Using ice melt product provided by building entrances for emergency or quick action needs
For up-to-date weather information and road-conditions, click on the following links:
DelDot Cameras Live Traffic
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 www.774INFO.com. (Please remember to hit the Refresh Button to get the latest updates.)
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 www.774INFO.com, 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.
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.
Report any unsafe site conditions due to ice or snow through your normal channels (i.e., contacting FACT, Security, Contract Administrator, etc..) For emergency or quick action needs, ice melt products will be available for your use at each building entrance.
PLEASE TRAVEL SAFELY!!!
Please continue to logon to www.774INFO.com, 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).