Chestnut Run Plaza and the Experimental Station are open and operating.

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December 20, 2022


Chestnut Run Plaza and the Experimental Station are open and operating. 

Employee health, safety, and wellbeing remains our top priority.  Please take all precautions and common-sense steps to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 and the flu.


The winter season is upon us and brings colder temperatures and precipation in the form of rain, freezing rain, sleet and of course snow.  Be prepared and stay updated on the weather.  Check the forecast to see if you are at risk for severe weather.

Inclement Weather Tips

  • Preparation is key to staying safe.
  • Each person is responsible for their own safety and knows if travel to and from their work site is prudent based on their personal situation.  Personnel should discuss work schedule concerns with their Leadership or Business.
  • Wear appropriate winter footwear that is well-insulated, waterproof, has a non-slip, thick sole and a wide, low heel.  Proper footwear not only provides protection, but helps you maintain your balance, your posture and prevent falls when you walk on-site.
  • Take time to prepare yourself for snow removal activities. Clean off your entire vehicle to keep flying snow and ice from obscuring visibility. 
  • Use caution when traveling to and from work.  Use primary roads on your commute as secondary roadways may not have been treated. 
  • When getting out of your car, swing both legs out of the door, place both feet on the ground, flat-footed and grab onto the door frame or steering wheel to support you as you stand up.  Use at least three points of contact, two feet and one hand.
  • Test your travel path for slickness by sliding your shoe or boot before proceeding. 
  • Use main walkways versus secondary walkways which may not be cleared.
  • Upon entering your building, shake off any snow/water onto door mats.  Building entrances may be wet due to personnel traffic. 



Helpful Links

Please report unsafe conditions on-site

Chestnut Run Plaza



Experimental Station



For emergency or quick action needs, ice melt products are available for your use at each building entrance.



Important reminders for ESL residents

At the Experimental Station “site closed” or “delayed opening” statements mean that site residents should not arrive at the site until the designated/communicated opening time.

During these situations, access to the site will be managed, depending on the reason for the adjustment in schedule, access may not be permitted:

  • Pre-designated, essential services personnel are granted access to safely clear the Site for opening and to restore normal operations.
  • Pre-established, business-critical access is granted to identified essential personnel to maintain business-critical operations or to shut down operations.
  • Personnel arriving on-site are required to badge in. Personnel may also be required to sign in and provide additional information.
  • Personnel should not expect to arrive on-site during a closure or delayed opening and initiate normal operations as the site is not operating under normal conditions.

For “Early Closings” all site residents must make safe their operations and leave the site as soon as it is practical to do so.  Essential personnel or other personnel remaining on-site past the announced closure time may be asked to contact Security.

Residents who leave personal vehicles on-site overnight or for extended periods of time do so at their own risk and are required to inform Security.

During inclement weather events, crews and equipment are actively addressing site conditions and a personal vehicle could impede this work.  Residents should think about the vehicle location and consider relocating to Parking Lot #1 behind Building 356.  Unidentified personal vehicles, left on-site for an extended period which disrupt work activities, may be towed at the owner’s expense.