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

Senior Airman Melissa Maraj
Kaiserslautern American

With the winter season here, 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 important 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. Rosanne Bailey, 435th Air Base Wing and KMC commander. “For this service to be valuable, we place top priority on ensuring that it is updated regularly,” she 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. Disk jockeys update changes regularly.

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

This closed-circuit TV 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 check one of these three methods for information.