Winter weather can be harsh in the North Country. Fort Drum Soldiers, Families and civilian employees should become familiar with the announcement procedures post officials use in the event inclement weather forces delayed reporting or early dismissal for nonemergency essential personnel.
To determine whether they are emergency essential or nonemergency essential, Soldiers and civilian employees should consult their supervisors.
Once post officials decide on a delayed start or early release, the Public Affairs Office staff provides the information to local radio and television stations, which announce it periodically. The Public Affairs Office will make a delayed-start announcement to the media no later than 5 a.m.; however, stations “go live” at different times.
Employees must ensure they are not listening to prerecorded programming.
The Fort Drum web site (www.drum.army.mil) and 772-DRUM (3786) will be updated immediately.
They offer the best sources for current information.
Except for emergency essential personnel, the following applies:
In the event of an announced post delay, employees will report the specific number of hours after their normal reporting time, but all employees must report to work no later than 10 a.m. Employees should report no sooner than the time specified above unless a specific reporting time is announced or directed by their supervisor.
Following are sources where individuals can find delayed-start or early-release information.
*Watertown – WATN 1240 AM, WOTT 94.1 FM, WTOJ 103.1 / 104.3 FM, The Eagle 100.7 FM, WBDR 106.7 FM, WFRY 97.5 FM, WTNY 790 AM, WCIZ 93.3 FM and WNER 1410 AM.
*Lowville – WBRV / WLLG 99.3 FM.
*Utica – WBGK 99.7 FM, WBUG 101.1 FM, WSKS 105.5 FM, WSKU 979 AM, WADR 1480 AM and WUTQ 1550 AM.
*Syracuse – WAER 88.3 FM, WSYR 570 AM and NewsRadio 106.9 FM.
*Oswego – WRVJ 91.7 FM and WRVO 89.9 FM.
*Watertown – WWNY-TV Channel 7 (CBS), Fox News 28 and WWTI-TV Channel 50 (ABC).
*Syracuse – WSTM Channel 3 (NBC), WTVH Channel 5 (CBS), WSYR Channel 9 (ABC) and YNN Channel 10.
*Fort Drum web site (www. drum.army.mil)
*Fort Drum’s Facebook site (www.facebook.com/drum.10thmountain)
*Newzjunky web site (www. newzjunky.com).
Fort Drum Public Affairs Office