Wright-Patt: Reporting procedures ready for hazardous conditions

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 9:35 AM

            A snow plow clears the runway at Wright-Patterson AFB. Severe weather events like a snow storm can wreak havoc on runways and streets on the installation, causing reporting delays or base closures. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A snow plow clears the runway at Wright-Patterson AFB. Severe weather events like a snow storm can wreak havoc on runways and streets on the installation, causing reporting delays or base closures. (U.S. Air Force photo)

As winter approaches and with temperatures already in the 30s and 40s, base personnel must prepare for the season’s hazardous weather and the potential effects to the operating hours of the base. To ensure a safe, secure and operational environment for conducting missions, reporting procedures are in place during adverse winter weather, including snow and freezing rain.

If a decision for early release is made during normal duty hours, it is transmitted to all base organizations via phone calls, e-mail, text messaging and pop-up messages. Decisions regarding delayed arrival or base closure will be transmitted via the WPAFB AtHoc Emergency Mass Notification System, website announcement, radio and television.

The most accurate weather delay information will always be located on the Wright-Patterson website (www.wpafb.af.mil) and snowline 937-656-SNOW (7669).


Personnel are highly encouraged to sign up to receive email and text message notifications via the WPAFB AtHoc Emergency Mass Notification System via the AtHoc client (purple globe) in your systems tray (arrow on the bottom right side of the desktop toolbar). To review your profile and update your emergency contact information refer to the WPAFB Self Service Slides located at https://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/21248/AtHoc/Forms/AllItems.aspx.

Additionally, public affairs personnel will post updates when possible on the installation Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WPAFB.

Standard public notices of base closures and/or delays will state one of the following messages:

• Wright-Patterson AFB is closed. Employees are excused from duty today, except those personnel who are designated base-essential. Base-essential employees must use Gates 1A, 12A and 19B. Only emergency medical services are available at Wright-Patterson Medical Center.

• Wright-Patterson AFB employees are on a _____ (i.e. 1-, 2-, 3- or 4-) hour delay from normal reporting time this morning, except those personnel who are designated base-essential. Base-essential personnel who are still required to report for duty must use Gate 1A, 12A or 19B. All other gates will be delayed in opening by _____ (i.e. 1, 2, 3 or 4) hours. Wright-Patterson Medical Center will remain on normal operating hours.

• Wright-Patterson AFB employees are authorized an early departure beginning at _____ local today, except those personnel who are designated base-essential. Commanders will use a disciplined staggered release to reduce congestion. Please use all outbound traffic lanes when exiting the gates. Wright-Patterson Medical Center will remain on normal operating hours.

Military and/or civilian base essential personnel are defined as are defined as “personnel required to maintain the minimum base operating functions.” Some examples include, but are not limited to, designated Medical Group personnel, firefighters, Security Forces, dining facility and snow removal teams.

Organizational commanders/directors must determine and assign base-essential status to only those personnel critical to performing the mission during periods of hazardous weather conditions. Those individuals should be notified in advance of their designation as base-essential. Commanders, directors, and supervisors must emphasize the importance of strict adherence to reporting instructions and times.

Military members and civilians with questions on base operating procedures, or their personal reporting status, should speak with their supervisor or unit commander.

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Officials continue to investigate pedestrian strike in Trotwood

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 1:06 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 2:09 AM

Pedestrian strike in Trotwood

Officials continue to investigate a pedestrian strike that occurred in the area of East Westbrook Road at Macduff Drive in Trotwood early Tuesday morning.

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The incident was dispatched just after midnight, per initial reports.

A medic was requested to the scene, but there are no further details on the person who was struck. 

Westbrook Road at MacDuff Drive is currently blocked off.

We’re working to learn more details on the ordeal and will continue to update this story as they become available. 

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VIDEO: Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz shown fighting students in 2016

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 1:59 AM

WATCH: Suspected Florida High School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Appears In Court

The man allegedly behind the fatal Florida high school shooting apparently has a disturbing past that is coming to light. A school fight that was captured on camera a little more than a year ago is the latest development.

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Authorities said 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Cruz was formerly a member of the school’s JROTC program before being expelled.

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A September 2016 video shared by ABC News shows Cruz wearing a white shirt and khakis while fighting with other students. Cruz was reportedly handed a two-day suspension following the incident.

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According to ABC, the fight was one of five documented incidents that caused school administrators to expel Cruz, mandating his transfer to another high school in February 2017.

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Another incident that reportedly contributed to Cruz’s expulsion was his alleged fight with his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. Cruz was allegedly abusive toward her before they broke up.

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The massacre at the high school marked the 25th U.S. school shooting in which someone was killed since the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School.


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Expect wet week to continue and increase threat of flooding

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 4:24 AM
Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 11:28 PM

A few showers are expected in the Dayton area today, with more rain expected later this week.


  • Showers stay mainly north tonight
  • Record-breaking temperatures expected Tuesday
  • Heavy rain threat to end the week 

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


Overnight:  Expect variable clouds through the night as weather stays mild, with temperatures holding near 60 degrees.

Tuesday:  Expect a mix of sun and clouds and unseasonably warm temperatures during the afternoon. It will be windy at times with temperatures pushing to record levels, in the lower 70s. Showers and even a few thunderstorms will move into the Miami Valley Tuesday evening.

>> County-by-County Weather

Wednesday: Rain will be likely through the day. A few thunderstorms will be possible in the morning. It will be breezy with falling temperatures. Early highs in the lower 60s are expected.

Thursday: Expect a brief period of freezing rain or a wintry mix mainly north of I-70 in the morning. There will be the chance of rain showers in the south with temperatures starting the day in the lower to middle 30s and rebounding into the middle 40s. Expect a break in the precipitation during the afternoon and evening.

>> 5-day forecast

Friday: Rain will return along with a chance for a few thunderstorms. The rain may get heavy at times late. This will increase the threat for flooding. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

Saturday:  Rain will be likely. The rain may be heavy at times and could lead to localized flooding. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 12:38 AM

FLOODING: Ohio 725 in Sugarcreek Twp. closed due to high water
FLOODING: Ohio 725 in Sugarcreek Twp. closed due to high water

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents to report.

Surface Street Incidents 

  • No incidents to report.

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 


  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.


  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 

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