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VDOT tackles winter storm with 12-hour shifts

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 30, 2014

VDOT tackles winter storm with 12-hour shifts

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is putting plenty of hours and resources into snow and ice control on state roads. VDOT crews are working 12-hour shifts and using 2,000 pieces of snow removal equipment to clear roads during the most ...

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Submit your extreme winter maintenance stories and photos

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 07, 2014

Submit your extreme winter maintenance stories and photos

With the polar vortex that has made temperatures in the Midwest drop to subzero temps (with the windchill, temps are as cold as -45 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago and close to -30 in the Columbus, Ohio, area where I am ...

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A frozen over meter doesn't mean you're off the hook from paying

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 06, 2014

A frozen over meter doesn't mean you're off the hook from paying

Think you’ve caught a lucky break if the buttons on the parking meter you pull up to are frozen and stuck? If you’re in the City of Columbus, Ohio, you can think again. Instead of getting free parking, city officials are ...

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APWA presents ODOT with Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award 2013

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 04, 2013

APWA presents ODOT with Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award 2013

  The American Public Works Association (APWA) has given the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) its Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award for 2013. ODOT is the first state department of transportation in the country to receive the award. The APWA selected ...

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Now you can eat your beet salad...and melt ice with it, too

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 20, 2010

If your agency's salt supply is running low, never fear. You have an alternative. The trend toward liquid deicers and alternatives continues to grow, and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is one agency that's hopped on board this trend. It's ...

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U.S. Geological Survey Report: Glacial Aquifer System, Northern United States

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 01, 2009

Abstract (from http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5086/) A study of chloride in groundwater and surface water (Groundwater and Surface Water in Areas Underlain by the Glacial Aquifer System, Northern United States, by John R. Mullaney, David L. Lorenz, and Alan D. Arntson, click here.) was ...

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