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Frosty the snowline: 720-847-SNOW

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Outdoor Recreation is already gearing up for the ski season and winter is on its way to Colorado's Front Range. So what does the rest of the base do when the snow starts to pile up outside?

For employees at Team Buckley, it's a good idea to call the 460th Space Wing snow-call line at 720-847-SNOW, before they forge out into the storm.

This line is updated when delayed reporting or early release procedures are implemented. The information is usually updated by 5 a.m. when weather conditions warrant.

Another option is to tune into local TV or radio stations. Local television stations carrying delayed-reporting and early-release information for Buckley are CW2 News; CBS 4, KCNC-TV; News 7, KMGH-TV; 9 News KUSA; and Fox 31, KDVR-TV.

The radio stations include 630 AM, KHOW; 850 AM, KOA; 950 AM, KKFN; 97.3 FM, KBCO; 98.5 FM, KYGO; 99.3 FM, KTCL; 103.5 FM KRFX; 104.3 FM, KCKK; 106.7 FM, KBPI and Channel 93.3 FM and AM 760.

"Again, this year we've established a specific reporting time for base personnel to report to work instead of doing a specified delay time," said Col. Vince Jefferson, 460th Mission Support Group commander. "With so many different tenant organizations having different reporting times, this will allow our snowplows and operators time to clear base roads and parking areas."

Base personnel are asked not to report to the base until the specified time.

If the snow accumulates during the day, early-release procedures may be implemented. Early-release procedures give people extra time to get home safely. But when an early release is established, base workers shouldn't just head for the door. Early release is "phased," meaning those who live furthest from the base are allowed to leave first.

At the 460th Space Wing, people who live more than 10 miles from base are allowed to leave at the announced early-release time. Those living closer than 10 miles may leave 45 minutes after the announced early-release time.

All personnel, host or tenant, should comply with the same release policy. This is a base-wide policy applicable to all host and tenant organizations.
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