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My crazy winter weather story

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 14, 2014

My crazy winter weather story

The winter weather this year has wreaked all sorts of havoc throughout the nation. The South and Southwest, which aren’t used to the snow and ice, were crippled by the weather with people stuck on the highways for hours and ...

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iPhone app helps Iowa DOT clear snow from roads

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 11, 2014

iPhone app helps Iowa DOT clear snow from roads

New technology could help could help one agency more effectively clear snow from roads. The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) has been testing the use of cameras in snowplows to help the agency get a better idea of how much ...

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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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Maryland highway crews repair potholes following rain, snow storms

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 17, 2014

Maryland highway crews repair potholes following rain, snow storms

Maryland highway crews, like those in other states, are working to repair potholes that formed after recent rain and snow storms. The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) announced that crews are repairing the potholes weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. SHA ...

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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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Winter storms threaten holiday travel

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 26, 2013

Winter storms threaten holiday travel

A deadly winter storm predicted for the Northeast will challenge motorists traveling this long holiday weekend. Meteorologists are warning drivers against traveling during Tuesday and Wednesday when conditions are expected to be the worst. A foot of snow has already fallen in ...

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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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GNSS receivers withstand harsh winter conditions in Cumberland Trail survey project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 01, 2010

GNSS receivers withstand harsh winter conditions in Cumberland Trail survey project

In Winter 2010, Leica’s Viva GNSS receivers and integrated surveying system played key roles in a boundary survey that added a lengthy section to Tennessee’s nearly-finished Cumberland Trail. Working in extremely harsh winter conditions —during the 11 weeks of the survey, ...

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Recovering After a Salt Storage Disaster

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 01, 2010

Recovering After a Salt Storage Disaster

After a 120-mph tornado ripped apart a wood-and-shingle facility just before winter, a fast-tracked replacement had a new covered dome up in time for the 2009-10 winter. On Aug. 19, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Chesterton Unit salt dome was torn ...

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How much snow should a citizen snowfighter shovel?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 23, 2010

When you live in snowy Chicagoland, just how much you should snow or shovel is not only a valid question but a dilemma. What is the etiquette when shoveling or snowblowing the sidewalks in front of your house? How far ...

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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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