*PLNU Alert!* CHP has closed the eastbound lanes on Interstate 8 through the Fashion Valley area, as well as the on-ramps from Rosecrans and Morena Blvd, due to a water main break and sinkhole. Expect major traffic delays heading east out of Point Loma.
Those driving to/from the Point Loma or Mission Valley campuses should consider using alternate routes.
For those riding the off-campus shuttle from the PL campus tonight, it will not stop at the Old Town Transit Center or Fashion Valley Mall. The Target stop will be the last stop on the route.
Southwestern College authorities have issued an all clear and have ended the lockdown at Southwestern College’s Chula Vista campus. Police report everyone is safe and that they believe the suspect left campus. If you have any information on the suspect, please call Southwestern College Police at 619-216-6691. No further updates.
Southwestern College’s Chula Vista campus, which is used in part by the PLNU Adult Degree Completion programs, has issued a shelter-in-place order following a report of an armed suspect on campus. The following is the full-text of the emergency notification made by Southwestern College at 1:14pm today:
Emergency notifcation: an armed subject believed to be a Bontia Vista High student has been spotted on the Southwestern College campus. College police are working with Chula Vista Police Department to locate the subject. The college will shelter in place until campus police gives the all clear. If anyone sees a tall black or Hispanic male last seen wearing a black shirt, jeans with Dodgers jacket, contact [Southwestern College] Campus Police 216-6691 or 911.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
ALL CLASSES CANCELED and NON-ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES are RELEASED FROM WORK effective immediately.
Power is out to portions of campus and wider outages are reported in the Point Loma area. SDG&E estimates power will be restored by 530p. However, strong winds are expected to continue through the night. Road hazards have been reported in the area; use caution while driving.
*PLNU Alert!* Begin campus evacuation drill. Evacuate to designated areas. More information on campus evacuation plans and earthquake readiness can be found at http://emergency.pointloma.edu.
During the drill, we ask that you evacuate your building as quickly and safely as possible. Each area has an assigned Emergency Response Coordinator and a back-up that will be assisting with the evacuation process. Please familiarize yourself with campus evacuation areas (view map).
This drill is being held in conjunction with the statewide Great California ShakeOut earthquake exercise. Remember, in the event of an earthquake, “Drop! Cover! and Hold On!”.
If you are interested in putting together an emergency kit for your office or home there are many websites that can help, including www.moreprepared.com and www.redcrossstore.org.
The campus lockdown drill–begun at 10:30am–is now complete. All students, staff, and faculty should have had an opportunity to review the “run, hide, fight” steps. For those who did not, you are encouraged to watch the following video and/or review the campus handout.
*PLNU Alert!* Power has been restored to Main Campus. ITS is in the process of restoring campus network and phone service. Classes will convene and employees should report to work as scheduled tomorrow. Strong winds are expected through the night, however, so continue to exercise caution while outdoors. No further updates.
*PLNU Alert!* High winds across campus have resulted in falling trees and branches. PLNU recommends those on campus shelter in place away from windows and use extreme caution when outside. A local power outage has also resulted in a loss of power to all campus buildings with no estimate for service restoration. CampFurther updates to follow.
The report of an active shooter situation at the US Navy Medical Center in Balboa Park from earlier this morning was unfounded. PLNU officials monitored the situation and no PLNU campus was ever in danger. No further updates.