This update to previous announcements about Princeton's campus safety following Hurricane Irene contains additional information updating road closures and traffic conditions.
Because of power outages and flooding following Hurricane Irene, roads throughout the area continue to experience periodic closures.
Several key roads that lead to the campus are now open, but temporary closures have continued to change throughout the morning as PSE&G performs utility work. As of 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, the following roads were closed: Harrison Street at the D&R Canal; Route 206 south of Princeton, from Hutchinson Drive to Lovers Lane; Route 206 north of Princeton, from Ewing Street to Herrontown Road in Princeton Township; and Quaker Road.
Members of the campus community should be advised that Rosedale Road, Faculty Road and other arteries into campus experienced temporary closures throughout the morning, but Faculty Road and Rosedale are expected to be open during the evening rush hour. Traffic conditions can be monitored through Google traffic or Beat the Traffic, but please note that these independent sites vary in functionality.
The University's Tiger Transit system has resumed normal operations, though may be experiencing some delays.
Power has been restored to University administrative buildings, though some University housing located away from the central campus continues to be without power.
Students living in graduate units without electricity or gas may use the kitchen in the Common Room at New Graduate College and the kitchens at Old Graduate College (4th and 9th entrances). Access to the Old Graduate College kitchens is only through entryways 12 and 15, or the entrance facing parking Lot 19. Access to the buildings is limited to those with graduate student identification cards or PROX cards.
PROX cards needed for entry do not always work during power failures. In the event this occurs, members of the campus community should call Public Safety by dialing 258-1000. Again, 609-258-1000.
Information on road conditions will continue to be updated on the University's weather emergency hotline, (609) 258-SNOW. The University's Office of Human Resources also maintains a weather emergency reference page for employees.
Members of the campus community may continue to report any flooding, clogged exterior drains or other hazardous conditions to the Facilities Customer Service at (609) 258-8000.