Oct. 2: Flash flood watch continues for Blacksburg area; football game parking affected
October 2, 2015
A flash flood watch is in effect from 8 a.m. today until tomorrow night. The National Weather Service is predicting prolonged rain for the next two days. Virginia Tech News will continue to post updates on how conditions affect university operations. The Virginia Tech Office of Emergency management is using this online map to track and share information on flooding, road and building conditions, and and any other hazards on the Blacksburg campus.
3:45 p.m. update: The Virginia Cooperative Extension's City of Suffolk Unit office closed today at noon.
Flooded room or leaky roof?
- Report any weather-related campus facilities issues via Twitter @VTFacilities, call 540-231-4300 or send an email.
Football game information
Virginia Tech's football team hosts the University of Pittsburgh in a game scheduled for a noon kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Lane Stadium. Please note the following road closure and parking changes:
- The gravel portion of Smithfield Road will close at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, and remain closed until at least Wednesday, Oct. 7.
- Parking lot 18 will be closed. Passes for that lot will be honored at all public lots on Prices Fork Road. A free shuttle bus from the public parking lots starts at 10 a.m.
- The public recreational vehicle lot at the golf course will be closed. Vehicles will be directed to the public Dairy Barn RV lot.
As fans prepare for the football game, please keep in mind the following:
- Allow extra travel time on Saturday morning, stay tuned to @VT_Football and HokieSports.com for updates.
- No umbrellas will be allowed inside the stadium.
- Safety of participants and fans is the university's highest priority. Virginia Tech will continue to monitor weather conditions with local agencies. Should there be an imminent threat of lightning with eight miles of Lane Stadium, competition could be delayed or suspended.
Oct. 1: Heavy rain in Blacksburg forecast; football game parking affected
BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 1, 2015 – Heavy rain is in the forecast and could affect much of Virginia in the next few days. Virginia Tech News will continue to post updates with the latest announcements on how conditions affect university operations.
For Blacksburg campus students
- Got a flooded room or a leaky roof? Report any weather-related campus facilities issues via Twitter @VTFacilities
- Current dining center hours
- Current operating hours for Recreational Sports facilities
- Current operating hours for student centers (Squires Student Center, G. Burke Johnston Student Center, Graduate Life Center at Donaldson-Brown)
- Visit the Blacksburg Transit website for the latest information on weather impacts to bus service.
Smart Way Bus
- Visit the Smart Way Bus website for the latest information on weather impacts to bus service.
Learn more about the university's authorized closing policy and the winter weather traffic and parking emergency procedures.
Visit the Office of Emergency Management website to learn more about keeping safe during winter storms.
- Information on authorized closings and designation of emergency personnel