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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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Applications and Innovations: Natural Barriers: Living Fences Block Blowing Snow

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 01, 2009

Applications and Innovations:  Natural Barriers:  Living Fences Block Blowing Snow

Sweeping winds during winter weather can cause dangerous conditions for motorists with greatly reduced visibility due to blowing snow and treacherous drifts if no wind protection is provided on rural sections of roadways. Addressing these safety concerns, combined with cost savings, ...

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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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