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City to close section of Thurston Avenue March 22 - 23, 2017

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:39
The City of Ithaca Water and Sewer Division has announced that Thurston Avenue between Wait and Wyckoff Avenues will be closed 7 am – 3:30 pm, March 22 and March 23, 2017, to install new water service. Access to Risley Hall and Anna Comstock parking lots will be maintained. East- and west-bound traffic can use Wait Avenue to detour around the affected portion of the roadway.

TCAT Service Change March 15, 2017

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 13:28
TCAT will provide limited Route 82 service starting at 1:05 p.m. (departing A-Lot) today with trips running every half hour for the remainder of the day. There will be no Route 81 service today. Tonight, Route 11 will run modified service starting from Seneca St. Station at 8:27 p.m.; 9:27 p.m.; 10:27 p.m.; 11:27 p.m.; 12:27 a.m.; and 1:27 a.m. Route 90, 92 and 93 are scheduled to operate regular service tonight. Please check www.tcatbus.com for updates in the event TCAT needs to place Routes 92 and 93 on snow routes. Passengers should expect system-wide delays throughout the day, but should be at their bus stops on time and are advised to dress for the weather.

TCAT Service Resumes March 15, 2017

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:01
For TCAT service updates, visit https://www.tcatbus.com. Update: 10 am 3-15-17 Cornell University is now scheduled to re-open at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 15. -Routes 81 and 83 will not operate morning service. -Route 82 will begin operating at 10 a.m. All other TCAT service is expected to operate as normal, but passengers should expect delays. Riders should be at their bus stops on time and dress warmly.

Winter Parking Rules in Effect December 1 - April 1

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 07:25
Winter overnight parking rules are in effect December 1 - April 1, whenever it is snowing, or snow is in the forecast; winter break parking for students is available from December 16 - January 24; and City of Ithaca odd/even parking is in effect from November 1 - April 1. If you arrive on campus after a siginificant snowfall and your parking lot has not been plowed, we recommend parking in either A Lot or B Lot. These large lots are the first to be cleared. For complete information, visit https://ipp.cornell.edu/content/winter-and-break-parking-rules.

TCAT Service Resumes March 15, 2017

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 07:21
For TCAT service updates, visit https://www.tcatbus.com. Cornell University is scheduled to re-open at noon on Wednesday, March 15. -Routes 81 and 83 will not operate morning service. -Route 82 will begin operating at 10 a.m. All other TCAT service is expected to operate as normal, but passengers should expect delays. Riders should be at their bus stops on time and dress warmly.

TCAT Suspends Service March 14, 2017

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:10
TCAT will continue to provide service updates as information becomes available at https://tcatbus.com. Posted 3:25 pm. Due to severe weather and deteriorating road conditions, TCAT is suspending service until roadways are declared safe and passable. TCAT buses will be stationed at Green St. Station and Seneca St. Station to keep passengers warm. As soon as roads are declared safe and passable, TCAT will make every effort to transport any remaining passengers to their destinations.

TCAT Reduced Service March 14, 2017

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 12:36
TCAT will provide service updates as information becomes available at www.tcatbus.com. For Tues., March 14: -Route 81 will not operate this afternoon. -Route 82 will continue to operate as scheduled until 1 p.m. -Route 51 will continue service to East Hill Plaza hourly as scheduled. -Route 11 last trip will leave Green Street Station at 7 p.m. -Route 30 last trip will leave Green Street Station at 7:05 p.m. -Routes 90, 92 & 93 will not operate. All other routes will operate as regularly scheduled. For Wed., March 15: -Route 81 & 83 will not operate morning service. -Route 82 will begin operating at 10 a.m. As of now, all other TCAT service is expected to operate as normal. Stay tuned for updates. In addition, TCAT's Route 14 has been on snow detour since 10 a.m., Tues. March 14. - TCAT's operations team is in communications will local emergency management officials and will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the day. Passengers should expect delays on routes scheduled to operate; be at their bus stops on time; and dress warmly.

800 Block East State St. Now Open

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 18:17
The 800 block of E. State St is now open in both directions ---------------------------------------------------------------- The Ithaca Fire Department is on scene of a structure fire at 804 E. State St. It is recommended that you avoid the area as the 800 block of E. State St. is closed.

Avoid 800 Block East State St.

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:35
The Ithaca Fire Department is on scene of a structure fire at 804 E. State St. It is recommended that you avoid the area as the 800 block of E. State St. is closed.

Cornell Police Message - Tower Road Closure 3/9/17

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:13
Tower Road is closed between Garden Ave and Wing Dr due to Fire Department activity. Please use alternate routes.

Update: Campus Power Restored February 4, 2017

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 22:19
As of 10:00 p.m. on February 4, 2017 power has been restored to all buildings on the Ithaca Campus. Cornell Utilities and NYSEG will continue to monitor the power systems. Please report continued on-campus power outages or facility issues to IPP Customer Service at (607)255-5322. No further updates on this outage are expected to be issued. Life threatening emergencies, including persons stuck in elevators, should still be reported to Cornell Police at 607-255-1111 or 911.

Update: Power Outage Affecting Campus and Surrounding Areas February 4, 2017

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 20:12
At 8:10 PM, electrical service to the Ithaca campus remains limited due to an area power outage. While Utilities is providing power to some facilities using their own generators, NYSEG service has not been fully restored at this time. This remains an in-progress repair.

Campus-wide Power Outage Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 17:47
At 5:45 PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017, IPP Utilities and NYSEG report an electrical outage affecting the entire Ithaca campus and surrounding areas. Crews are assessing the situation and will restore power as soon as possible, but an estimated time of restoration is not yet available. CUPD is aware of the situation. Please call 911 for EMERGENCIES ONLY.

Discolored Water on Campus Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 17:51
The Utilities Department reports that discolored water in some areas on campus is the result of sediment that has been stirred up. This happens occasionally when water usage increases after periods of reduced demand such as winter break. The water has been tested and is safe. Discolored water is currently being flushed from the system. Please run faucets in buildings until water clears up and please report any discolored water at your location by calling IPP Customer Service at 607-255-5322.

Power Outage in Solidago Road Area, Friday, January 27

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:26
Cornell Utilities is responding to a power outage in the area of Solidago Road affecting the Cornell Grounds building, EH&S, East Campus Fuel Farm, Library Annex, and several other facilities. Buildings without backup generators will be without power while the work is being done. If you have any questions, please call 255-5322.

CORNELL POLICE POLICE MESSAGE: TRAVEL ALERT IN THE AREA OF ITHACA COMMONS. 1/21/2017 1050 HRS

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 10:58
Due to a large demonstration in the area of Ithaca Commons. The Ithaca City Police department is encouraging people who have to travel in this area to use caution or choose alternate routes.

No Domestic Water Service at Barnes Hall Due to Watermain Break, Thursday, January 12

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:38
At 7:30 PM, crews from Cornell Utilities and Grounds are responding to a watermain break near the loading dock of the Cornell Store. Due to the break, domestic water service to Barnes Hall has been interrupted. Water service to Barnes will be restored when the watermain break is repaired. No time frame has been given for the repair to be completed. Further information will be posted if water service to Barnes Hall has not been restored by tomorrow morning, Friday, January 13th. Please call 607-255-5322 with any questions.

NYSEG Responding to Power Outage in Forest Home/North Campus Area, January 12, 2017

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 13:59
NYSEG crews are responding to a downed utility pole and transformer fire in the Forest Home area. This has resulted in a power outage for about 600 customers. Cornell facilities in the outage area include, but are not limited to, 726 University Ave, Thurston Court Apartments, and the Kahin Center at 640 Stewart Avenue. NYSEG has not provided an estimate as to when power will be restored. Information on NYSEG power outages can be found at http://www.nyseg.com/Outages/default.html.

City of Ithaca Continues to Work on Triphammer/Jessup Rd Watermain Break, January 12, 2017

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:57
City of Ithaca Water & Sewer Division crews continue work today on a watermain break that occurred yesterday on Triphammer Road at the intersection of Jessup Road. Crews will be replacing a broken/leaking watermain valve and tee requiring that Triphammer Road be closed to through traffic immediately south of the intersection of Jessup Road and Dearborn Place. The recommended detour for this area is: South bound traffic on Triphammer should turn right (west) on Dearborn Place then left (south) on Wyckoff Ave., then left (east) on either Wait Ave. or Thurston Ave. North bound traffic should use Thurston Ave. then right (north) on Wyckoff Ave., then right (east) on Dearborn Pl. back to Triphammer Road. Work is expected to be completed by 3:30 PM this afternoon. Questions about this project can be forwarded to the City of Ithaca Water & Sewer Division at (607) 272-1717.

City of Ithaca Responding to Watermain Break at Triphammer Road and Jessup Road, January 11, 2017

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 15:54
The City of Ithaca Water & Sewer Division is currently responding to a watermain break on Triphammer Road at the intersection of Jessup Road. This work will continue through early evening and Triphammer Road will be narrowed to one lane in the vicinity of the intersection of Jessup Road. Motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible. Questions about this incident can be forwarded to the City of Ithaca Water & Sewer Division at (607) 272-1717.