Due to inclement weather, the garrison commander has issued an Early Release order. Unless notified otherwise by their chain of command, non-emergency / essential uniformed military personnel and civilians will be released from duty / work at the designated time. Only emergency and essential personnel are authorized to remain on duty.

Child and Youth Services (child development centers and School Age Center) will close one hour after the early release time.

Please call your health care provider for instructions if you have an appointment after the early release.

We urge all members of the Fort Drum community to exercise caution when traveling and practice good winter-weather safety. All government vehicles follow road condition guidance identified in Appendix C (Road Condition Reference Chart) of Fort Drum Regulation 525-27.

We encourage members of the Fort Drum community to monitor local news media for weather conditions and stay abreast of Fort Drum's status by using one or more of the following methods:

  • The Fort Drum Information Hotline (315) 772-DRUM (3786); Option #1 (Delay/Closure Information) and Option #2 (Current Road Conditions);

  • The Fort Drum website at www.home.army.mil/drum and

  • Fort Drum’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/drum.10thmountain.


Winter weather safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency can be found here: www.ready.gov/winter-weather. Monitor local driving conditions at https://511ny.org.


(Last updated November 2018)