Anyone traveling in or around Fort Drum should be prepared for detours and delays the afternoon of Sunday, January 17, due to heightened security requirements in preparation for a high-profile visitor to the installation. If at all possible, avoid traveling around the area of the Wheeler Sack Army Airfield on Sunday.
Motorists should also anticipate the closure of Route 26 between Evans Mills and Great Bend and plan to use alternate routes for several hours of the afternoon and into the early evening. Emergency Vehicles will be allowed access to the road during the closure. The Wheeler Sack Army Airfield gate will be closed all weekend per the normal schedule. Additionally, the Gas Alley Access Control point on RT 26 will be closed to outgoing traffic during that time frame. Thank you for everyone's patience as our local law enforcement officials work to keep this area secure!