To the UVA Facilities Management (@UVAFM) team — and everyone who has been working around the clock this week to keep our community safe during this snowstorm — my deepest thanks! pic.twitter.com/eB0qcAky8A— Jim Ryan (@presjimryan) January 4, 2022
The storm caused electrical outages throughout Central Virginia, including in several upperclass housing areas on Grounds. Dominion Energy crews restored electricity there by 10 p.m. on Monday. Approximately 52,600 area residents were without electricity following the storm, a total that had been reduced to around 24,700 by midday Tuesday.
“This is a snow and wind event,” said Craig Carper, a senior communications specialist with Dominion Energy. “I have not heard of any large lines that are out. It is more of a patchwork.”
The University Police Department said there were no issues or incidents of note at the University Medical Center due to weather. UPD officers responded to a tree limb that fell on a University-owned residence on Seymour Road, damaging the roof of the house and a balcony; no injuries were reported. Another tree limb fell onto an unoccupied Facilities Management truck in the parking lot of Slaughter Recreation Center, causing minor damage to the truck.
“We will certainly work closely with all of our partners around Grounds to make sure areas are as clear and safe as possible for all students, staff, faculty and visitors,” said Sgt. Ben Rexrode, a spokesman for the University Police Department.