Snow Removal

University Park averages 37 inches of snow per year. Whenever a snow event begins, snow removal starts the same day. OPP's Snow Removal crew is responsible for:

  • 11,000+ exterior doors
  • 19,000 parking spaces (15,000 surface)
  • 300 fire hydrants and 650 hose connections
  • 52 miles of paved roads and 84 miles of paved walkways

When possible, snow will not be permitted to cover transportation or parking surfaces longer than noon of the day after the snow stops. Priority during snow events is given to transportation routes, fire hydrants and accessible routes. High winter use bike racks are cleared as a second priority. The snow removal crew aims for optimal conditions by 7 a.m.