Cone Zone Extra: LANL Exercise Friday Aug. 26


Motorists at or near the Diamond/Trinity intersection may see activity in the parking lot of the Los Alamos Medical Center this Friday. This is only a LANL emergency exercise, no cause for alarm.

Read the LANL news release below for details. Traffic should not be impeded, but, curious drivers may be more interested in looking at “what’s going on at the Medical Center…” – so be alert if passing through this busy intersection!

LANL News Release:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is conducting an emergency preparedness exercise Friday, Aug. 26. It is only an exercise. The Laboratory routinely conducts emergency exercises to test the preparedness of emergency response and other LANL personnel who would respond to an actual emergency. Other agencies participating in this planned exercise include Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos Medical Center.

During the exercise, Laboratory employees may see emergency response vehicles with their lights running in the area of the Pajarito Corridor/Pecos Road as well as heavy activity around the Los Alamos Medical Center. “Exercise in Progress” signs will be in place to alert employees and the public that an emergency exercise is taking place. Note: there will be some traffic control along Pecos Road but it won’t be closed to traffic.

Emergency Operations works closely with participating LANL organizations to keep employees and the community apprised of real or simulated emergency exercises.

Questions? Contact Laura Kelly of Los Alamos’ Emergency Management Group at either 505.665.4993 or 505.500.7273.