Public Notice: Air station and surrounding community under Winter Weather Advisory Friday
The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY from 4 a.m. until 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22 for portions of the surrounding community, primarily areas located along and west of US-17.
The immediate Marine Corps Air Station New River area may potentially receive light ice and sleet accumulations up to a few hundredths of an inch of freezing rain around dawn Friday morning. Precipitation is forecast to transition to rain late Friday morning and early afternoon as temperatures rise above freezing.
Motorists are cautioned that icy spots will be possible across area roadways, bridges, and overpasses while driving Friday morning, and the base community is advised to exercise caution while driving during the overnight and during the Friday morning commute into work.
Additionally, all personnel are advised to remain alert for possible changes in conditions and to monitor the MCAS New River Facebook page for updates over the next 24 hours.
It is possible that county schools may elect to delay or cancel schools on Friday, and that those decisions, if made, could come early Friday morning. It is recommended that service members and employees who would be affected by short notice school delays or closures make appropriate arrangements with their chain of command/supervisor.
For more information on the National Weather Service advisory, please visit http://go.usa.gov/cPbre.
Public Notice: Recreation Area 8 and surrounding areas off limits until further notice
As a precautionary measure, the Recreation Area 8 amenities, to include the softball field, small playground, covered pavilion, and primitive campsite are closed until further notice because unexploded ordnance was found buried at a nearby location. Additionally, the property south of the old Perimeter Road to the borders of Southwest Creek and Area 8 is off limits. The Air Station is evaluating these areas to ensure they are safe and to reduce any potential risks. Please contact Public Affairs at 910-451-7440 for further information. [Click here for a map of the restricted area.]