Winter Driving

Winter Driving SAFETY

Personnel should keep the following items in their vehicle during winter conditions:

  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Warm clothes, blankets and a pair of boots
  • Reflective vests
  • Flashlight|
  • First aid kit
  • Red triangle and shovel
  • Ice scraper and de-icer
  • Battery jump leads
  • Food and a warm drink
  • Sunglasses to enhance visibility in low winter sun

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Road Conditions

The most up-to-date road conditions for our area (both RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall) can be found on the
RAF Mildenhall Facebook page (www.facebook.com/RAFMildenhall). Personnel can also call the RAF Mildenhall weather line (01638-543541) for weather updates and the road condition status.

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GREEN:
Unrestricted. Ideal road, visibility and temperature conditions exist. The RAF Mildenhall Facebook page will display a normal black and white profile picture of a square D along with a mission-related photo for the cover photo.

YELLOW: Caution, but no restrictions. Road surface is wet or slushy, visibility is restricted and temperatures are low. The RAF Mildenhall Facebook page will display a yellow and white square D for the profile picture along with a yellow cover photo stating the current road condition.

RED: Mission-essential and emergency vehicles only - two-hour delayed reporting for all others (school and work). Road surface is hazardous, visibility is severely restricted and/or temperature is very low. The RAF Mildenhall Facebook page will display a red and white square D for the profile picture along with a red cover photo stating the current road condition.

BLACK: Road and school closures. Mission-essential and emergency vehicles only. Road surface is very hazardous, visibility is extremely restricted and temperatures are extremely low. The RAF Mildenhall Facebook page will display a normal profile picture depicting a black and white square D for the profile picture along with a black cover photo stating the current road condition.


Mission essential reporting: Only mission-essential personnel, as determined by unit commanders and supervisors, are required to report to duty. Unit commanders must specifically identify who they determine as mission essential in advance. If you have not been told, ask your supervisor.

Delayed reporting: All members report for duty while exercising caution and arriving as soon as conditions permit or as specified.

Early release: Unit commanders are responsible for managing early release within their organization when the commander initiates this action.


For school closures and other delay information, call
01638-52-3541or DSN: 226-3541.