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Inclement Weather Information

Natural disasters such as hurricanes, nor'easters and snow storms may occur at anytime here at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. This inclement weather page is dedicated to ensuring our joint base community has the key resources needed to prepare for severe weather.

For the most up-to-date information on JB MDL Reporting Status and road conditions, visit the JB MDL Facebook page or call the Joint Base Information Lines at the numbers below.

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Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Key Phone Numbers
Joint Base Command Post (609) 754-3935
Joint Base Public Affairs (609) 754-2104
Joint Base Informational Lines  
McGuire/Dix (609) 754-BASE (2273)
Lakehurst (732) 323-SNOW (7669)
Civil Engineer Customer Service (609) 754-87CE
Joint Base Fire Department (609) 754-2451
Joint Base Law Enforcement Desk (609) 754-6001
Civil Engineer Self Help  
McGuire/Dix (609) 754-2451
Lakehurst (732) 323-2731
United Communities
Damage Reporting Line
(609) 724-0500
Balfour Beatty Damage Reporting Line (732) 408-1651

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Reporting Status

When adverse weather occurs, members must know installation procedures to safely arrive at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

BASE CLOSURE (Phase A): JB MDL is closed to all operations except emergency launches, recoveries and mobilization training. Only mission, weather essential A or emergency essential personnel required to restore the joint base to limited operations.

LIMITED OPERATIONS (Phase B): JB MDL is open for limited operations. Only mission, weather essential A and B or emergency essential personnel are required to report for duty to maintain and support limited operations and prepare the joint base for full opera-tions.

DELAYED REPORTING: All non-essential personnel must report for duty as soon as conditions permit. Personnel deemed mission, weather essential A and B or emergency essential should report to work as scheduled and exercise extreme caution when reporting. Additional delays may be directed by mission partner commanders/directors due to road hazards and/or safety concerns.

EARLY RELEASE: Mission partners are responsible for managing early release for all non-essential personnel within their organization when the joint base commander initiates this action. The goal is to stagger departure times to alleviate congestion and to allow those who live farthest from the base to leave first. Supervisors, Directors and Commanders should schedule release for all non-essential personnel subject to mission requirements.


Mission, Weather Essential A and Emergency Essential.
Individuals designated in advance to maintain service, activities, schedules and needed to restore the base to limited operations regardless of any dismissal authorization due to weather.

Mission, Weather Essential B and Emergency Essential. Individuals designated in advance to maintain and support limited operations.
Non-Essential. Individuals not designated as mission, weather essential A and B or emergency essential.
tabTo Get Inclement Weather Info 
JB Informational Lines:
- Lakehurst: (732) 323-SNOW (7669)
- McGuire/Dix: (609) 754-BASE (2273)
Social Media:
- Facebook:
- Twitter:
My Base Guide App (Set to Joint Base MDL)
Local media outlets (i.e. radio and TV)
tabBase Road Conditions Explained 
Road condition advisories for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst are:

JB MDL Road Conditions:Green
Drivers will comply with normal vehicle operating procedures and posted speed limits. (NOTE: This condition is typically for normal road conditions or minor inclement weather.)

JB MDL Road Conditions: Yellow
Yellow: The road conditions are potentially hazardous due to ice, snow, or reduced visibility. All drivers should exercise caution and must reduce speeds to 5 mph below the posted speed limit. (NOTE: This condition is typically for heavy rain, excessive wet leaves on the ground or fog.)

JB MDL Road Conditions: Red
Red: The road conditions are hazardous due to ice, snow, high winds, heavy precipitation, or reduced visibility. All drivers who must be on the road should use extreme caution and reduce speeds to 15 mph throughout the joint base and 5 mph in all housing areas and parking lots.

JB MDL Road Conditions: Black
The road conditions are extremely hazardous due to ice, snow, high winds, heavy precipitation or reduced visibility. Only those required by their commander and/or director to report for duty are authorized to drive on base. Drivers must exercise extreme caution when reporting for duty.

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