A heroic effort

Bruce Chrisman, Fermilab’s chief operating officer, wrote this column.

Bruce Chrisman

This week’s blizzard was one of epic proportions. Equally epic were the efforts of the personnel who worked around the clock in heavy snow and gale-force winds to keep Fermilab roads passable, our accelerator running and our site safe and secure. While the storm didn’t do a lot of damage, it did knock out power to parts of the Village, the director’s house and to the Main Injector. We expect that power will be restored to the affected areas of our laboratory later today.

I, along with the entire directorate and the DOE Fermi Site Office staff, would like to thank the individuals from across the divisions, sections and centers who put forth heroic efforts during the last few days.