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UPDATE: Monday, March 3, 2014 at 9:15 AM
This message is applicable until superseded.
UPDATE: As of 9:15 AM, Monday, March 3, 2014, all Wilmington-Area Sites will now be opening at 12:00 noon today. These sites include:
- Chestnut Run Plaza
- Experimental Station
- Stine-Haskell Research Center and
- Wilmington Office Buildings
A State of Emergency Level 1 Driving Warning has been put into place. This is an advisory for motorists to exercise extra caution while driving. Here is the link to the State of Delaware Driving Levels. If there is a State of Delaware mandates a Level 2 Driving Restriction, individuals should not travel on State roads unless they have been issued a Level 2 State-issued driving waiver.
· 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 if they feel the need to adjust their schedules. For your information, here is the Wilmington-Area Inclement Weather Pay Policy.
· If you plan on traveling to any of the sites today, call 774-INFO before you depart from home to ensure no changes have been made to the site opening schedule.
· Snow removal crews have been working throughout the night to make the sites safe but isolated slippery areas may be present in parking lots and sidewalks. Work continues to clear walkways and building entrances. Please use primary sidewalks at your site.
· Use caution on your way to work. Take time preparing yourself for snow removal activities. Dress appropriately and use conscious foot placement when walking – walk like a penguin and watch that first step.
· Try to use primary roads on your commute. The conditions of secondary and city streets may not be as good as primary roadways.
· Please be aware, high snowbanks may be present in some areas which diminish visibility making it difficult to see other vehicles and pedestrians.
· Please be aware of conditions at building entrances and exits at your site as floors may be wet from personnel traffic.
· Food services will not be available at ESL and CRP cafeterias.
· New Castle County DART bus services are tentatively operating on their Saturday schedule as of 10:00 am today.
Follow your normal process to report any unsafe site conditions due to ice or snow (i.e., contacting FACT, Security, Contract Administrator, etc.). For emergency or quick action needs, ice melt products are available for your use at each building entrance.
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.)
ATTENTION: ESL AND SHRC PERSONNEL
“Site Closed” or “Open Late” statements mean that personnel will not be permitted on site until the designated opening time.
Employees arriving at any gate prior to this time will be turned away. Only pre-designated essential services personnel are permitted on site during these conditions to safely prepare the site for opening and to restore normal operations. For ESL only: Business critical site access will be only be granted with the permission of appropriate Business Leaders or Group Research Managers with concurrence from the appropriate Building Manager.
*DuPont Emergency Notification System Information (DENS)
By clicking on this link - mass emergency notification system, you will land on the Emergency Notification System Confluence 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).
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. In addition, please see the information below about the new DuPont Emergency Notification System (DENS).
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!!!
DuPont Emergency Notification System Information (DENS)
If you did not have the opportunity to register for the DuPont Emergency Notification System (DENS) in November 2013, it’s not too late!
By clicking on this link - mass emergency notification system, you will land on the Emergency Notification System Confluence Home Page (intranet). The page is designed to give you information about DENS and allow you to register by going directly to the service provider website (Amerilert).
Information regarding the status of the sites is available by calling 77-4INFO (774-4636) or 1-800-988-2482 (toll-free), by logging onto www.774INFO.com. (Please remember to hit the Refresh Button to get the latest updates) or by email from Site Administration.