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Posted 11/24/2015 Printable Fact Sheet

When winter weather makes traveling a challenge, Hanscom personnel have a number of options available to find out if certain base operations are affected or delayed arrival is authorized.

Options utilized by the base to notify employees about the status of inclement weather delays or closures include the COLD line, the Hanscom public website, social media and the "Alert!" system.

Employees and base residents should first call the COLD line at 781-225-COLD (2653) or visit www.hanscom.af.mil for early morning notification. Base status is also posted on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/HanscomAirForceBase and twitter.com/Hanscom_AFB.

The COLD line and Hanscom's website will be updated as soon as possible after a decision has been reached. The base status will be posted in the "Weather/Operational status" section on the home page.

A mass notification system is used by base officials to notify employees of urgent weather-related information, base closures or delayed openings via phone call, text message or email.

Personnel interested in utilizing the notification capabilities should update their information at the website at https://alert.sd.spawar.navy.mil/selfservice by providing home, cell and emergency contact numbers and email addresses, according to their communication preferences.

Self-registration or updating contact information can be done at the site. For updating contact information in the "Alert!" system:

- Enter your CAC password.
- The warning screen will appear.  Select, "I Agree."
- The registration screen will appear.
- Edit your information and select save.

Click here to return to the Inclement Weather Information page.

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