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Wright-Patterson on 3-hour delay due to weather


Wright-Patterson workers were under a three-hour delay to report to work because of the extreme cold, according to the base’s website.

Essential personnel, such as first responders, were expected to report at normal duty times and through Gates 1A, 12A, or 19B, the website reported.

Other base gateways were scheduled to open three hours beyond the normal report times, Wright-Patterson said.

The sprawling base was closed Monday for the second time in a month because of the frigid Arctic-like temperatures and dangerous windchill.

Tuesday’s delay marks the sixth time in a month the base has either closed, sent employees home early or delayed start times. Base employees are paid for snow days, but Wright-Patterson spokesman Daryl Mayer did not have figures Monday on how much the daily payroll amounted to.

Civilian contractor employees are paid by their employers, depending on a company’s determination.

The base had about 29,000 employees, ranking it the largest single site employer in Ohio, according to the most recent information released.


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