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Snow Days on Campus

Snow-covered lawn and anchor with Bldg. 3 behind, on the Bethesda campus

A view of the Centennial Anchor with Bldg. 3 in the background

Photo: Dustin Hays

Snow covers the grass and roofs on campus, with the Clinical Center towering in the back

Snow blankets areas around the Clinical Center, seen on the horizon.

Photo: Dustin Hays

Snowy lawn behind the Natcher bldg., main campus

The lawn of the Natcher Bldg.

Photo: Dustin Hays

Snow covers the lawn and shrubs on the long path to Stone House

A south view of Bldg. 16, the Lawton Chiles International House, also known as Stone House.

Photo: Dustin Hays

Two snowstorms in the same week blanketed the Washington region in mid-January, the first significant snowfall in the area in two years. By week’s end, up to 6 inches of snow had fallen on the Bethesda campus. 

While many NIH’ers were permitted to work from home during that week, many essential personnel and crews commuted in, from researchers and clinicians to security and other emergency staffers.

NIH owes a debt of gratitude to the Division of Facilities Operations and Maintenance within the Office of Research Facilities (OD/OM/ORF/DFOM) for swiftly clearing streets, sidewalks, pathways and parking lots, providing safe access for all who trudged in.

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