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Marine Base shuts down through Wednesday

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It is expected to continue through Wednesday, Jan. 29, officials say.

The closure will impact Marine Corps Logistics Command, Production Plant Albany, Defense Logistics Agency, Marine Corps Systems Command, and all other tenant commands.

All non-critical, non-emergency services such as the Child Development Center, Commissary, Marine Corps Exchange, Naval Branch Medical Clinic, and others are scheduled to close with minimal operations.

Normal operations are expected to resume some time Thursday, Jan. 30. 

Base officials will provide an update with an expected time for return to normal operations by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29.

The safety of military and civilian personnel remain a top priority as officials continue to monitor weather conditions and make informed decisions. 

OF SPECIAL NOTE FOR ALL COMMANDS, ACTIVITIES AND PERSONNEL:

While the Base never officially "closes," it is MCLB Albany's intention to reduce the number of vehicles and personnel on the roads during and immediately after the storm by the greatest extent possible. 

Such a reduction of traffic will limit the exposure of personnel to the hazards of driving in winter storm conditions, ease the burden on emergency responders and allow repair crews to circulate the Base without unnecessary interference.

Detailed, up-to-date information will be posted to the MCLB Albany website at www.albany.marines.mil, MCLB Albany's Facebook page and made available on the Base Emergency Destructive Weather Hotline at (229) 639-7600.

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