When inclement weather affects Fort Drum, the garrison commander may issue one of three orders: Delayed Reporting, Do Not Report, or Early Release. To learn more about how those orders impact the Fort Drum community, see below.

 

Delayed Reporting

Unless notified by their chain of command, non-emergency / non-essential military personnel will report at 1 p.m. Emergency / mission-essential personnel will report as scheduled unless notified otherwise by their chain of command.

Non-emergency / non-mission-essential Department of the Army civilian personnel will report to duty / work on a four-hour delay with a report time no later than 10 a.m. Normal support services (i.e., gyms, Army Community Service) will start at 10 a.m. Emergency / mission-essential personnel will report as scheduled unless notified by their chain of command / supervisor.

Child and Youth Services (child development centers, School Age Center) will open at 9 a.m.

Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic, OB/GYN Clinic at Samaritan, and all troop and dental clinics will open at 10 a.m. All patients with appointments before 10 a.m. should reschedule their appointments.

Fort Drum Welcome Center:  All in-processing Soldiers with appointments TODAY in Clark Hall must report to Clark Hall at 1 p.m. Soldiers can contact their respective platoon sergeant for additional information.

All other Clark Hall agencies are closed until 10 a.m.; any activities / appointments scheduled before 10 a.m. must be rescheduled.

 

Do Not Report

Unless notified otherwise by their chain of command / supervisor, non-emergency / essential uniformed military personnel and civilians will not report to duty / work. Emergency and mission-essential personnel will report as scheduled unless notified otherwise by their chain of command / supervisor.

Child and Youth Services (child development centers and School Age Center) will be closed.

Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic, OB/GYN Clinic at Samaritan, and all troop and dental clinics will be closed.

The Fort Drum Welcome Center remains open for new arrivals (Soldiers). All other agencies in Clark Hall are closed, and all previously scheduled activities and appointments must be rescheduled.

 

Early Release

Unless notified otherwise by their chain of command / supervisor, 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.

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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 at www.ready.gov/winter-weather. Monitor local driving conditions at https://511ny.org.

 

(Last updated February 2019)