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Weather, road info on 480-COLD, 479-TALK

Posted 11/16/2006   Updated 11/16/2006 Email story   Print story


by Senior Airman Kerry Solan-Johnson
Kaiserslautern American

11/16/2006 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- With the winter season on the way, keeping informed about changes in road conditions in the KMC is vital. 

480-COLD (2653) - 06371-47-2653 - and 479-TALK (8255) - ensure 24-hour up-to-date information is available when weather changes. 

Dialing either number will lead the caller to a voice-messaging service with two options. The first option is to hear a message for road conditions. The second is for the KMC Straight Talk Line. 

By pressing one when prompted, callers will hear current road conditions and weather-related information in the KMC. 

By pressing two, callers will hear information regarding other important topics.
Messages will normally consist of highly visible topics that affect the entire KMC. 

"This service is provided to members of the KMC to ensure that important information is made available when it's needed," said Brig. Gen. Rich Johnston, KMC and 86th Airlift Wing commander. "For this service to be valuable, we place top priority on ensuring that it is updated regularly," he said. 

The system is updated as needed with current road conditions and community information on a regular basis by the Public Affairs office. 

In addition to dialing 480-COLD and 479-TALK, KMC members also can listen to AFN live programming on Z-100.2 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Disc jockeys update changes regularly. 

Information is also posted on KMC-TV and in some situations, on the Ramstein homepage as soon as possible. 

The closed-circuit KMC-TV service is available for those living and working on base.
Public affairs will update changes to road conditions, early release from schools and work or other important weather-related information. 

So, before leaving for work in the morning, or if there are questions on road conditions or other events, KMC members should use one of these three methods to check for information.

12/3/2010 2:16:39 AM ET
The info for the road conditions is great. What would be even better is if it were actually updated on a reguliar basis. Oh and this morning was wonderful the man said Currently the weather conditions are amber. Currently well currently when What date What time Please be others focused if you are going to do this job. If you depended on knowing what the road conditions were wouldn't you want current information with a date and timeThank you for your time.SincerelyConcerened Mom
Jay, KMC
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