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Inclement Weather Information

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Snow is dumped into a dump truck in the housing area on Jan. 13. The base closed for two days after more than a foot of snow fell on Jan. 12. This was the second major snowstorm of the season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy)

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Winter weather in New England can be unpredictable and harsh. Click on the links below for futher information about Hanscom winter weather policies and procedures.

For the most up-to-date inclement weather information at Hanscom, call the COLD Line at 781-225-2653. AtHoc notification options are also available for inclement weather information. Click here for directions on how to sign up for AtHoc..  

Policies and Procedures:

- Inclement Weather Leave Guidance for Civilians
- Staggered Release Plan
- Making plans for winter weather
- Policy for excess snow on vehicles
- Long term parking procedures during snowstorms
- School communication and cancellation procedures
- Obtaining medical care when winter weather hits

Winter Safety Tips:

- Winter driving safety tips
- Preventing falls on ice
- How to shovel snow and protect your back
- Five mistakes to avoid in the next snowstorm

Resources:
- Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
- American Red Cross
- Hanscom AFB Facebook page
- Hanscom AFB Emergency Management Facebook page (closed page)
- Important phone listing

(Updated November 2018)