Snow: Wright-Patterson ‘closed’ to all but mission-essential personnel

Snow surrounding a 445th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III sitting on the ramp is removed as temperatures drop and fog rolls in during a 2014 winter storm at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Frank Oliver)
Snow surrounding a 445th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III sitting on the ramp is removed as temperatures drop and fog rolls in during a 2014 winter storm at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Frank Oliver)

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Last night’s snow has closed Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to all but mission-essential personnel.

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The base announced the closure Tuesday morning in a social media post.

“Employees are excused from duty today, except those personnel who are designated base-essential or mission-essential for current mission efforts as assigned by their commander or supervisor,” the 88th Air Base Wing said.

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Heavy equipment operators from the 88th Civil Engineer Group parade snow removal equipment across the airfield ramp at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base last October. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/TY GREENLEES
Heavy equipment operators from the 88th Civil Engineer Group parade snow removal equipment across the airfield ramp at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base last October. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/TY GREENLEES

Base and mission-essential employees must use gate(s) 12A and 19B, the base advised.

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Also: All COVID-19 vaccine second -dose appointments are canceled for today. Patients may come on Wednesday between 8 am and 3 pm, the 88th Medical Group said.

Only emergency medical services are available at the Wight-Patterson Medical Center during an installation closure.

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For more information, employees are advised to call 937-656-SNOW (7669).

Wright-Patterson is Ohio’s largest single-site employer with more than 30,000 military and civilian employees, but many of those employees are working remotely due to the pandemic.

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