Road Weather Information Systems

News March 24, 2016
The only road leading to Alaska’s North Slope oil fields is at risk of severe flooding during the coming spring thaw. Climate experts believe the conditions will be similar to those that intermittently closed portions of the remote highway for more than two months in 2015.   State transportation...
News November 11, 2015
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Transportation Operation and Management LLC (TOM), which is VDOT’s partner in emergency response for the state’s I-77 mountain tunnels, recently hosted a training exercise involving real-world possibilities in effort to draw up emergency response...
News February 14, 2014
Highway maintenance crews from East Chicago to the Ohio River turn to custom-created forecasts by Purdue University students that provide the detailed information needed to plan efficient and effective counterattacks against dangerous winter precipitation.   The forecasts' most unique feature is...
Article April 04, 2007
Most government agencies refer to their winter operations in terms of fighting snow. This has become such a common term that the word “snow fighter” has been used to describe people who work in winter operations. Although this is just a buzzword, it does suggest that there is a fight and a...
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