It’s almost that time of year again! The season of snow plows, cold fronts and wind chills. But don’t worry, Summit DD will be looking out for your safety and closely watching the weather.
As a reminder, the following weather alert and closing information applies to Summit DD facilities and Summit DD transportation only. If you receive transportation from a private provider, be sure to contact them directly about weather updates and closings.
When the Weather Gets Bad…
- The Summit DD Director of Services and Director of Transportation will gather important information from national and local weather sources, road condition reports from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, road clearing updates from ODOT, and closing information from surrounding school systems.
- By 6AM, the Summit DD Directors will consult with the Superintendent to make a decision for the Agency.
Possible Summit DD Alerts
- Open – No Transportation: Agency programs remain open and staff reports to work. Individuals who receive services may use other forms of transportation to attend their Summit DD day programs. Summit DD transportation WILL still be provided to Community Employment sites.
- Programs Closed: All Agency programs and Agency-provided transportation are shut down for the day. Staff will not report to work.
How is the Public Notified?
- Check your voicemail for an ALERTNOW update if you use Summit DD transportation.
- Watch for a closing update – tune to Channel 3, 5, 8 or 19.
- Listen for a closing update – tune to WKDD, WMMS, WTAM,WGAR, WAKR, WNIR, and other local radio stations.
- Visit the Summit DD Facebook or Twitter page for a closing update.
- Visit the Summit DD homepage. An alert banner will be displayed in the center of the page with the Agency weather status (see example image below). If the alert banner isn’t on the homepage, Summit DD facilities and transportation are open.
If Summit DD remains open, remember that you’re the best judge – if the elements seem too unsafe for travel, stay home and call 330-634-8787 to cancel your Summit DD transportation for the day.
Let’s have a happy and safe season, together!