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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 Line at the numbers below.

Inclement Weather Information

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)
 Joint Base Civil Engineering
 Damage Control Center
 
 McGuire      (609) 754-2388
 Dix      (609) 562-6021
 Lakehurst      (732) 323-2255
 Joint Base Fire Department      (609) 754-2451
 Joint Base Law Enforcement Desk      (609) 562-6001
 United Communities
 Damage Reporting Line
     (609) 724-0500
 Balfour Beatty Damage Reporting Line      (732) 408-1651
 Reception Control Center      (609) 754-8625

tabReporting Status Explained 
Reporting Status

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

NORMAL OPERATIONS: All personnel will report to their work section at their regularly appointed time.

DELAYED REPORTING: All personnel designated as mission, weather or emergency-essential personnel, as determined by mission partner commanders, are required to report for duty beginning at the time established by the installation commander. Non-essential personnel are usually authorized a delay which will be established based on weather and road conditions. Additional delays may be directed by mission partner commanders due to road hazards and/or safety concerns.

As a reminder, mission, weather and emergency-essential personnel are those that the commander determines necessary to maintain essential base services, activities and schedules. Commanders are responsible for determining and clarifying the categories of their personnel. Personnel designated as mission essential are expected to be at work regardless of any dismissal authorization due to weather or other reason, unless personal safety conditions dictate otherwise. (NOTE: Commanders should reference DoDI 1400.25-V610, DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Hours of Duty and DoDI 1400.25-V630, DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Leave which lays out the authority to excuse (place on administrative leave) without loss of pay.)

EARLY RELEASE: Mission partners are responsible for managing early release 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.

MISSION ESSENTIAL REPORTING: Mission, weather and emergency essential personnel are those that the commander determines necessary to maintain essential base services, activities and schedules. Commanders are responsible for determining and clarifying the categories of their personnel. Personnel designated as mission essential are expected to be at work regardless of any dismissal authorization due to weather or other reason, unless personal safety conditions dictate otherwise. (NOTE: Commanders should reference DoDI 1400.25-V610, DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Hours of Duty and DoDI 1400.25-V630, DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Leave which lays out the authority to excuse (place on administrative leave) without loss of pay.) Further updates will be provided directing return to normal operating hours.
tabBase Road Conditions Explained 
ROAD CONDITIONS
Road condition advisories for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst are:


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.)


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.)


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.


Black:
The road conditions are extremely hazardous due to ice, snow, high winds, heavy precipitation or reduced visibility. The only vehicles authorized to drive on base are emergency-response vehicles. Emergency-response drivers must exercise extreme caution.

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 Road Condition
 JB MDL Road Condition: Green
 
 Reporting Status
 JB MDL at normal operations for March 4.

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