West Point Road Conditions and Information

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West Point Elementary School - First day of school for grades 1-8 August 28.
First day of school for Kindergarten, August 29.

West Point Middle School - First day of school for grades 1-8 August 28.

During inclement weather, if West Point Schools are on a two hour delay, schools will begin two hours later than normal. This two hour delay also applies to bus pick-up times.
For updates on local school delays or closures please visit these websites

Hudson Valley Storm Center
James I. O'Neill High School Website
Highland Falls & Fort Montgomery School District Website
Cornwall Central School District Website

Off Post Road Conditions: August 21-24, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., New York State Route 218 from the intersection of NY State Route 219 and 9W to the Victor Constant Ski Lodge parking lot, will undergo repaving operations.

Only one lane of the road will be open during this time so expect longer than usual travel time to and from Washington Gate will be possible. Flagmen will be present to direct traffic.

August 21-31, New York State Route 218, from Washington Gate to Cornwall on Hudson will be closed for repaving.

On Post Road Conditions: On post roads are open unless listed below.

Code White and Code Red: Code white and code red applies to Department of the Army Civilian employee work report times, it does not apply to contractors or non-government employees. For road closures on West Point, refer to the information provided above. In all situations, Department of the Army Civilian employees should contact their supervisor for specific guidance. During a Code White or Code Red, access to West Point is still possible. All entrance gates will be open unless specified in the special instructions above.

Watch our video of what Code White and Code Red are » Code White & Red Explained
In this video there are several URL's for websites, these URL's are no longer active.
The USAG West Point website URL is located on the right hand side of this page and roads and weather information can be located right here.

If West point is code White until - stated time/all day:
The West Point snow policy is in effect until the stated time, or all day. Employees, who might be prevented from reporting to work should be granted annual leave, accrued compensatory time or Leave Without Pay if they prefer. Employees still need to contact their supervisor for approval. Specific procedures for requesting leave in these circumstances are at the discretion of the supervisors of each activity on West Point.

If West point is code Red until - stated time/all day:
The West Point snow policy is in effect until the stated time, or all day. Supervisors will excuse absences without charge to leave for all employees affected whether or not leave was previously approved. Employees who do not report for work by the announced time will be charged leave for the remainder of their absence.

If West point is code Red all day:
Only employees in emergency positions should report to work. Employees in non-emergency positions should not report to work until their next regularly scheduled workday.

If you have a question about your reporting time to work, contact your supervisor. 

External Links Disclaimer - The appearance of hyperlinks to external sites does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, the United States Army or U.S. Army Garrison West Point of the linked web site or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Department of Defense web site.


  1. If you have a question or would like to inform the community on weather conditions or traffic in your area, leave your comment here. This forum is open to all.

  2. Is there a particular time this page gets updated?

    1. Good morning and thank you for your interest in West Point. This page is updated whenever the information changes. Normally, a Code White or Red is decided by the USAG West Point Commander and the information is posted here by 5 a.m. the day of the event, but it could be in the middle of the day depending on the situation. When the Code White or Red is over, the information will then change again.

      The best thing to do is to subscribe to notifications and monitor this page on days of inclement weather.

      We hope this helps! Please be careful out there today, it is very cold and icy.

  3. Just a quick question for you. My daughter works at the ski slope and I know there has been considerable confusion last year when a code red has been called by your office and she was still told by her supervisor, Rick Alley, to report to work as usual because the ski slope is exempt from this policy. Is this true? If so, should parents, like myself, receive some type of letter stating this policy? And finally, why is the ski slope exempt from code reds issued by your office? I figured if the rest of the staff at West Point are told to stay home because of conditions and personal safety, why is my child less worthy of this consideration along with the rest of the staff at the ski slope?

  4. Each directorate on West Point is given the ability to decide which community services are to be open or closed when a Code decision is made.

    To better answer your question please contact West Point Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Their contact information is located at: https://westpoint.armymwr.com/us/westpoint/contact-us

    You may also submit a comment about the Victor Constant Ski area through our Interactive Customer Evaluation service at: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=93596&s=540&dep=*DoD&sc=15

    We hope this helps.

  5. So what you are saying, individual people and directorates can override the Garrison Commander's decision if they see fit. I did contact both Rick Ally, Peter Spinning and Chris Remillard, who stated that he was the overall authority for ski, and all said they were exempt from code red. From what I understand, after speaking with others here at West Point, that an exemption letter has to be given to every employee stating that they are essential employees at West Point. None of this has been taken by MWR. They keep ignoring my request for clarification so I am now coming to you for clarification. Is the Ski Slope exempt from Code Red? And if so why and when will my child and us, her parents, be given the proper letter (notification), stating that her position as a Recreation Aid at the ski slope is an essential personnel and must report to work as scheduled? Even my position, and I am a GS-9 working with the Corps of Cadets, is not essential and don't have to report to work.

    MWR just keeps ignoring me and I am just trying to get clarification without rocking the boat for myself and the rest of the West Point Community.

    My husband and I try to stay anonymous because of the many repercussions that my happen to us and our child for rocking the boat.

    1. This concern has been forwarded to the Command. We understand your concern on anonymity so we can answer your question here but for a more private conversation, you may email us at USAGWestPoint@usma.army.mil. Either way we will answer your concerns.

  6. "subscribe to notifications" does this mean I can get text or emails each time this page is updated? How do subscribe?

    1. Yes, you will receive notifications that this page has been updated. Please click the link below that says: Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) and then click the subscribe to this feed link near the top.

  7. My crew team is supposed to use the Boathouse tomorrow evening from 6-8:30PM. Does the code white affect access to the property for the parents and rowers to get on the academy grounds and down to the boathouse?

    1. Good morning. Code white and code red applies to Department of the Army Civilian employee work report times, it does not apply to contractors or non-government employees. During a Code White or Code Red, access to West Point is still possible.

  8. Department of the Army Civilian employees should contact their supervisor for specific guidance.Mark R. Smith

    1. Thank you very much, this is absolutely correct. At all times, regardless of what is posted here or on our other forms of social media, employees should contact their supervisor for clarification and specific guidance.

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