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Base prepares for expected adverse winter weather conditions

By MCAS Beaufort Public Affairs | | January 28, 2014


Due to expected, adverse winter-weather conditions, which will make roads dangerous for travel, the Air Station will release all non-emergency civilian and military personnel at 1:00p.m Tuesday, with a planned return of 12:00 Thursday, Jan. 30.

Additionally, Laurel Bay students will be released at 1:30pm and school staff at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 28 and will be closed Wednesday. Staff and students are advised to be alert Wednesday for information pertaining to Thursday's schedule.

Beaufort County students should check beaufort.k12.sc.us/pages/BCSD for the status of their school.

MCAS Beaufort will be updating our hotline, 1-800-343-0639, and websites: www.beaufort.marines.mil and www.facebook.com/MCASBeaufort, with the latest information.  If there are any changes to the operational status or reporting back to work, personnel and shift workers should contact their chain of command or work supervisor.

For a list of Marine Corps Community Services' facilities and programs with reduced hours of operation or closed due to weather, please visit www.mccssc.com.

Military and civilian personnel of tenant commands and anyone who has questions regarding specific reporting circumstances should contact their chain of command or work supervisor for instruction.

All personnel are reminded that speed limits are for pavement that's clear and dry, and drivers should allow for additional room between vehicles since slick winter road conditions often result in longer stopping distances.

In general, personnel should slow down for wet, snowy or icy conditions; when visibility is poor; or when conditions are changing or unpredictable especially on bridges, overpasses, off-ramps and shady spots. All members of the Air Station community are advised that emergency service response may be delayed by the expected winter storm conditions, therefore all personnel should refrain from dangerous activity during the storm.