NBACC normally follows Fort Detrick’s schedule when inclement weather is predicted for the Fort Detrick/Frederick area. The following information will address questions on Fort Detrick’s operating hours:
Delayed openings and closings will be posted on Fort Detrick’s website and on recorded weather line messages. Announcements are made only if there is a change to the operating hours. Decisions on delayed openings or closings are usually made by 0500 (5 a.m.)
- Website: detrick.army.mil. The announcement will pop up immediately
- Recorded Weather Line Messages: 301-619-7611 or 1-800-256-7621
- Number for Hearing Impaired Employees: 301-619-2293
When Fort Detrick has a delayed opening, it is recommended you visit the Fort Detrick web site or call the Weather Lines before leaving home to learn if the operating hours have changed since the original announcement. There are times when a delay is initially announced but continuing weather conditions require Fort Detrick to enact an additional delay or to close.
Changes are posted on the Fort Detrick web site and recorded Weather Lines in as timely a manner as possible. If there is no change to the operating hours, the Weather Line message will say, “This line will be updated when there a change to the Installation’s operating hours.” The web site and phone lines are your best sources of information regarding delays or closures.
Local radio stations are not notified, per their request, if the operating hours of Fort Detrick do not change.