UT staff slept in cots and hand-shoveled snow to clear half of campus for students’ return

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When snow began accumulating Jan. 15, University of Tennessee at Knoxville students were not due back for a week. But with a basketball game scheduled the following night, campus crews began working on their plan to clear areas around Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center in 12-hour shifts.

They had already started pre-treating surfaces in the days prior.

The hard work has continued, with roughly 400 acres of the 920-acre campus being cleared as of 3 p.m. Jan. 21. That includes roadways, sidewalks, parking lots and the sorority village, Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services Mike Brady told Knox News.

 

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