The weather has caused Fort Drum officials to cancel Friday's duty day.

Civilians and soldiers are being told not to report.

However, that excludes what officials call "mission essential" personnel.

The post is urging all members of the Fort Drum community to exercise caution when traveling and practice good winter-weather safety.

All employees, soldiers and family members are being urged to monitor local television and radio stations, the Fort Drum web page, the Drum line at 315-772-DRUM (3786) and Facebook site to receive updated information.