Driving in extreme weather conditions can be very hazardous and caution must be taken. Maintain a safe speed, have 2-3 car lengths between you and the vehicle in front of you, and think ahead to avoid putting yourself into unnecessarily risky conditions. In the fall/winter months, ice storms can occur with little notice. Bridges and overpasses often ice over even when roads are not slick and black ice can be invisible to drivers. When poor driving conditions are suspected, check the Arkansas Road Condition Hotline (501-569-2374/1-800-245-1672) or online (http ://www.arkansashighways.com/Road/mapopt.htm) to receive updates on area road conditions. Snow chains are a useful tool but are not allowed on base roads.
When off-base, report all emergencies via 911 , including all vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, and off-road entrapments. For on-base reporting, call the following for: fire and medical emergencies 911 ; power outages 987-6553; vehicle accidents 987-3221 ; building damage 987-6554. Facility Managers and supervisors should consult LRAFB Plan 032-12, Snow and Ice Control Plan, prior to and during severe winter weather. Routine service calls should not be made until daily operations are resumed.