Ride along with facilities crews as they take on winter weather

A member of the UW grounds crew drives a tractor with a snow brush to clear sidewalks for safe passage on Bascom Hill during a snow storm on Feb. 9, 2023. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW–Madison)

On cold, snowy mornings when many dread scraping the ice off windshields or making the trek to a frigid bus stop, University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Facilities Planning & Management employees are already hours into their shifts, making sure that students, staff and visitors can navigate the wintry conditions as safely as possible.

When a snowstorm hit southern Wisconsin in mid-February, Anton Slobounov was on campus at 6 a.m., preparing to plow his west campus route, which takes him by Brittingham House and UW Health. Slobounov, a facilities technician III with FP&M, has been with the division for five years. Read more at UW–Madison News.