BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Several buildings on the Canisius College campus have sustained damage as a result of the Blizzard of ’22, according to school officials.

Canisius officials told News 4’s Adam Duke in a statement:

“Several of our buildings have sustained damage. As we continue to assess damage, we are limiting access to the campus.  As always, our primary concern is for the safety of our campus community.”

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A faculty member who had seen video from inside Lyons Hall told News 4 that the level of destruction was “hard to describe” and that “it’s everywhere.” A Servpro disaster recovery vehicle was also spotted outside of Lyons Hall.

In addition, Canisius sent the following statement to faculty and students in an email:

“As of today, December 30, the Canisius College campus remains closed.  The blizzard caused extensive damage to several buildings that impacted electrical, plumbing, mechanical and ITS systems.  Facilities and ITS are working diligently to assess the damage, which continues to evolve over time, and to address the situation. For everyone’s safety, access to campus facilities is strictly limited to essential personnel in Facilities, ITS and Public Safety, who are assessing the damage and attempting to bring systems back online.  Select students who were previously approved to reside in campus residence halls during the holiday break have very limited access.  Swipe card access for most individuals has been disabled.”

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The email also stated that the campus will remain closed next week and that access to Lyons Hall, Palisano Pavilion and the Koessler Athletic Center is strictly prohibited at this time.

Administrators will be working remotely through Friday and the College is currently addressing classroom assignments for the spring semester for professors whose classes have been displaced by the blizzard.

The extent of the damage has not yet been released.

News 4’s Aidan Joly contributed to this report.

Adam Gorski is a Buffalo native who joined the News 4 team in 2022. You can find more of his work here.