To facilitate quick and easily accessible communication – C&P has created the “C&P Philly Storm Updates” page – check back often for updated information from C&P regarding links to recent storm advisories as well as the current status of operations for the Philadelphia office and instructions/resources as needed.
Please note: Information to our clients will be published on our social media channels – LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter accounts regarding the status of the office and potential early closings. As that gets released, you will see the Twitter feed and comments to the right column of this page as well as the main C&P Pages for each of these channels.
Wednesday- March 7, 2018 – 3:30 AM-Weather Update
…A dangerous nor`easter producing heavy, wet snow, will have
high impact and potential for numerous new power outages and some
tree damage from eastern Pennsylvania into northern and western
.A compact but powerful nor`easter will skirt the New Jersey
coast this afternoon before heading toward Cape Cod this evening.
It will produce periods of heavy precipitation. All locations
along and west of the Interstate 95 corridor are vulnerable to
heavy snow, with the greatest uncertainty within 20 miles east of
Interstate 95. Otherwise, there is very high confidence that this
storm will make travel difficult or nearly impossible at times
late this morning and this afternoon across much of eastern
Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey, basically from near
Philadelphia, west and north to the New York state border and
beyond. Highest snow accumulations will be in the hilly areas.
Unnecessary travel is not recommended today. Thereafter,
communities will need tonight and Thursday morning to dig out.
Caution is advised for those with heart problems as over exertion
removing wet snow could prompt a heart attack.
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST
* WHAT…Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 6 to 9
inches are expected.
* WHERE…Delaware and Philadelphia counties.
* WHEN…Until 3 AM EST Thursday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions,
including during the evening commute. Be prepared for
significant reductions in visibility at times. Snow fall rates
of an inch an hour could occur at times between 10 am and 6 PM.
Heavy wet snow could result in widespread power outages from
breaking branches and possible trees uprooting.
Tuesday- March 6, 2018 – 4:30 PM-Wess Luke
This is a follow up to the individual conversations I had with each of you today.
Staying productive at home:
- Copy files you may need for the next 2 days to a thumb-drive, C&P FTP (Aaron can get you a login), Google Drive, email them to yourself, or copy them to your company laptop/surface.
- If the office loses electric service again, you will need a computer at home with the appropriate software already installed – this could be your personal computer, or company device, including your desktop from the office. If the PHL office has power and data, then you would have the option to VPN and Remote Desktop to use your office desktop computer’s programs/services. If you choose to do this, you’ll need to contact Cody/Aaron to get “authorized” using information from your personal computer.
- If you use a company device at home you’ll need to reserve a license for AutoCAD or Revit – See Devin’s email tutorial. This would need to be completed prior to leaving the office today.
- Everyone has been added to the text messaging system (C&P Alert), we’ll notify you periodically about the status of the office.
- If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call me
- Remember, if the power is out at the office, you’ll need a physical key to unlock the front door; generally you would only go to the office in this situation to pick up your computer, if needed.
- If the office has power, the office is open. Use personal judgement to determine if it is safe for you to travel. If you determine that it is unsafe to travel while the office is open and you cannot be productive from home, you would be required to utilize PTO.
- If the office doesn’t have power, we hope that you have the means to be productive from home; if not, you can log 8 hours to your department’s general office phase.
- Make sure that you notify your supervisor if you plan to stay home.