Alert Information

 Yellow:  Police Alert

Police training taking place today in Rebecca Sealy

Thursday, Feb 2, 2023 • 8:05 AM pvaldes

Today, Department of Public Safety officers will be conducting active shooter training in the UTMB Police Training area located on the 2nd Floor of the Rebecca Sealy Building, on the Galveston Campus. The training is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the exercise, participants will be using simulation weapons. Signage has been placed at each entrance of the training area. Please avoid the area if possible.

 Yellow:  Traffic Alert

Jan. 24 to Feb. 8: Nightly Closures on IH-45 Southbound in Webster/League City

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 • 5:07 PM pvaldes

Nightly total closures of the main southbound lanes of IH-45—from NASA 1 to FM 518 and SH 96—will begin on Tuesday, January 24, and run through Wednesday, February 8. The lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays, and from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekends. Southbound IH-45 traffic will detour via the FM 518 exit and re-enter IH-45 via the entrance ramp south of FM 518.

To keep southbound feeder road traffic moving during the closures, there will also be nightly total closures of the FM 518 intersection at IH-45 for vehicles traversing on FM 518.

Construction crews will be working on the IH-45 bridge over Clear Creek, requiring the lane closures. All work and dates are weather permitting. Please see the TX-DOT website for updates, check traffic conditions online and adjust commute times as necessary.

Emergency Communications

Disaster/Weather Emergencies

In the event of a disaster or emergency weather conditions, please refer to the following lines of communication for more information:

  • Call the UTMB main operator at (409) 772-1011.
  • Information is also available via the web at www.utmb.edu/alert. Should the UTMB web server go down, a second server is in place as a backup and will be available via UTMB's normal URL: www.utmb.edu.  Additionally, an informational site will be activated at www.utmbinfo.com.
  • See www.utmb.edu/emergency_plan for UTMB Health Emergency Operations Plans.
  • Monitor local television and radio stations including KPRC/950 AM, KTRH/740 AM and KIKK/96 FM in Houston.

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