BAFB and the surrounding parishes are under a Winter Storm Warning that will progress into a Hard Freeze Warning, Wind Chill Advisory, and the potential for locally-significant snow accumulation. BAFB and area have a *significant* chance of seeing freezing rain and drizzle. https://www.weather.gov/shv/.
In response, Barksdale Air Force Base will be transitioning into mission essential status beginning Feb. 14, 2021 at 1800. Reopening will likely occur no earlier than Tuesday evening, but more information will be released as it becomes available. Emergency and mission essential personnel remain approved for base access. Telework should be used to the maximum extent possible during this weather emergency.
Base leadership is recommending all on base and off base residents to keep pets inside, drip faucets as needed, salt sidewalks outside homes to prevent icy walkways, keep an eye on home and surrounding area for damage, and remain indoors during the duration of the storm.