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Wright-Patt to send employees home early as winter storm approaches

Wright-Patterson will allow thousands of employees to leave early today with an impending winter storm approaching the Miami Valley, a spokesman says.

The early departure was set to start at 1 p.m, said base spokesman Brian Brackens.

“We will use a staggered release to reduce congestion,” said spokeswoman Marine Vanover.

First responders, such as police and fire personnel, and Wright-Patterson Medical Center and airfield operations employees, however, were not included in the approval for an early departure, officials said.

The medical center was set to maintain normal operating hours, Vanover said.

Wright-Patterson is the largest single site-employer in Ohio with more than 27,000 military personnel and civilian workers.

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