Reporting Status: normal
Road conditions: Green as of 6/5/2014 8:45 AM
Frost bite temperature: 40 as of 6/5/2014 08:47 AM


News Digest

Daylight saving time ends Sunday
Eastern Daylight Time will end at 2 a.m. Sunday. Residents are reminded to turn their clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday or before retiring for the evening on Saturday.

Officials emphasize changes to access control points, PT road usage
Due to ongoing construction projects on Fort Drum, motorists are asked to note the following:
* The 45th Infantry Division Drive access control point is open from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily for personnel who have a DOD ID card in their possession. Personnel who do not have their DOD ID card with them will be turned away.
* No physical training will be authorized in the area of 45th Infantry Division Drive from Iraqi Freedom Drive and Enduring Freedom Drive to the ACP.
* On South Post, Restore Hope Avenue, normally a co-use PT route, will not be used for PT between Conway Road and 5th Street East. Restore Hope is a detour route for the current phase of the construction project.
These changes are necessary for the safety of Soldiers and motorists and will remain in effect until the completion of the Gas Alley construction project.
Traffic delays expected on State Route 26 during field training exercise
Fort Drum officials caution motorists of anticipated traffic delays on State Route 26 during the second part of the 10th Mountain Division's large-scale training exercise, Operation Mountain Peak, which will run through Nov. 7.
Motorists should expect heavy military traffic between State Route 3 and U.S. Route 11 at various times during the training period. There could be longer than usual delays at stop signs and traffic lights.
Safety Office plans winter driving, snow thrower training courses
The Fort Drum Command Safety Office will conduct courses in winter driving as well as snow thrower operation for Soldiers, Family Members and Department of the Army Civilians in Bldg. M-10283, 4th Armored Division Drive.
The Winter Driving Course will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 18; and Dec. 2 and 16. The course also will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.
The Snow Thrower Operation Course will meet from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 18; and Dec. 2 and 16. The course also will meet from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.
Note: Unit / organization classes are by appointment only, not to exceed 30 students.
For more information or to register for courses, contact the Command Safety Office at 772-9026 / 3022.
Newspaper staff plans early deadline
The Mountaineer will observe an early deadline because of Veterans Day. All news submissions for the Nov. 13 issue will be due at noon Nov. 6.
The Public Affairs Office, Bldg. 10012, will be closed Nov. 11 in observance of the holiday.
T.I. Snowmobile Club will offer safety course
The Thousand Islands Snowmobile Club, Inc. is offering a free safety course to snowmobilers age 10 and older from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Copley House in Chaumont. This course provides fundamental information that all snowmobilers should possess to ensure the safety of riders and other trail users. Successful completion of this course results in the award of a NYS Snowmobile Safety Certificate. To reserve a seat, call Gary at 486-5230. Another course will be offered Jan. 10.
Report security issues to Fort Drum tip line
Fort Drum’s Directorate of Emergency Services encourages everyone to contribute to community security by reporting suspicious behavior or activities to 774-8477 (TIPS).
Callers to the anonymous tip line should report odd behaviors and activities, such as people measuring or asking for blueprints of important buildings; strangers asking about security protocols; a briefcase, suitcase, backpack or package left behind; vehicles left unattended in front of buildings; and chemical smells or fumes coming from a residence or business. The effort is part of iWatch Army, an antiterrorism program.
Post offers drug hotline
CID’s Drug Suppression Team has put together a drug hotline open to all citizens on Fort Drum.
Anyone who wishes to help stop drug abuse and drug trafficking in the community may call the drug hotline at 774-WEED (9333). Report any drug activity in your area, anytime! Calls are confidential.
AA group meets on post
Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Guthrie Clinic, Patient Care Wing, Patient Service Center conference room. For more information, call 772-0035.

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