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VIDEOS: The Coldest Place on Earth and an Antarctic Condition 1 Storm

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 20, 2014

VIDEOS: The Coldest Place on Earth and an Antarctic Condition 1 Storm

As I was shoveling my car out from yet another snowstorm and deicing the doors so I didn’t have to have my children crawl in through the trunk of the minivan (Yes, I’ve had to have them do that when ...

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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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Winter storms back up Indiana roadways; Crews help southern states without power

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 13, 2014

Winter storms back up Indiana roadways; Crews help southern states without power

During the rough winter weather storms caused by the polar vortex the week after the New Year holiday, snow and ice caused cars to slide off the road, semis to get stuck and some interstates to shut down for hours. According ...

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From the Roadologist: The Last Word

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 10, 2014

From the Roadologist: The Last Word

For more blogs from Better Roads visit betterroads.com.   By Tina Grady Barbaccia   Wanted: ‘Winter weather war stories’ With the polar vortex right after the new year that plummeted temperatures in the Midwest to subzero temps (with the wind chill, temps were as cold ...

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PHOTOS: Ohio DOT’s plow operators share their extreme winter weather stories

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 31, 2014

PHOTOS: Ohio DOT’s plow operators share their extreme winter weather stories

Continuing our extreme winter weather snow and ice stories coverage, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) shared with Better Roads some of its photos from the extreme winter weather during the polar vortex at the beginning of this month. Much of ...

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‘Ice balloons’ from the TowPlow inventor (PHOTOS)

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 29, 2014

‘Ice balloons’ from the TowPlow inventor (PHOTOS)

Bob Lannert, a retired Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) official who worked for the agency for 34 years and inventor of the TowPlow, shared photos he took in February 2007 just south to the Morley, Missouri, TowPlow plant. Morley is near ...

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Extreme winter weather causes massive semi, vehicle pileup (PHOTOS)

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 24, 2014

Extreme winter weather causes massive semi, vehicle pileup (PHOTOS)

Another round of extreme winter weather, including subzero temps and whiteout conditions, has hit some areas of the United States, which is being dubbed by some as “Polar Vortex Part 2.” In Northwestern Lake County, Indiana, more than two feet of ...

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VIDEO: MoDOT battles winter weather with team of two plows

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 22, 2014

VIDEO: MoDOT battles winter weather with team of two plows

Check out this video the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Southeast District submitted for our series on “Winter Weather War Stories” and snow and ice control. Tony Scholl, senior maintenance worker from the agency’s Perryville Facility, was driving the tow plow ...

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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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