Fort Riley today is conducting a required, annual Full-Scale exercise to test the installation’s electrical grid and backup power generation.
During the exercise, short term, rolling power outages will occur. Housing areas may be affected for short time periods.
In addition, Saddle Horn Road, between Trooper Drive and Steeplechase will be closed to accommodate today’s exercise. Those living in the vicinity may notice an increase in emergency vehicle traffic and are asked to avoid that area.
Fort Riley officials say the annual exercise tests and improves the installation’s emergency preparedness.