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Salt prices to hurt road budgets

Brian Ethridge - Sep 24, 2014

Salt prices to hurt road budgets

With winter right around the corner, cold-weather states are starting to stockpile on rock salt to fight icy conditions. Unfortunately, several states will have to squeeze budgets due to skyrocketing prices. In Michigan, Ann Arbor area municipalities, school systems and road commissions ...

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Arkansas HTD begins using custom weather forecasting service

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 28, 2014

Arkansas HTD begins using custom weather forecasting service

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will soon start using a weather forecasting service that will allow the agency to monitor weather conditions without the need to rely solely on outside weather services, according to an Associated Press report. The ...

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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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6 Tips For Taking Proper Care of Your Vehicle This Winter

Contributed - Feb 17, 2014

6 Tips For Taking Proper Care of Your Vehicle This Winter

Winter weather can be hard on your car. No matter what kind of car you have or where you live, winter temperatures and the other elements that come with winter (snow, ice, mud, sand and salt) can be extremely damaging ...

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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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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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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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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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Polar vortex forces transportation changes across U.S.

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 06, 2014

Polar vortex forces transportation changes across U.S.

The extremely cold temperatures that began over the weekend in most parts of the U.S. is forcing some state departments of transportation to rethink their winter weather plans. The frigid weather -- which, according to a Huffington Post report, is called ...

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Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to combat extreme winter weather

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 26, 2013

Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to combat extreme winter weather

It’s no secret that extreme winter weather can drive up costs, forcing state transportation departments to think creatively when looking for effective solutions within their budgets. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) President and Secretary of the Kentucky ...

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VIDEO: Massive highway pileup in Milwaukee

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 10, 2013

VIDEO: Massive highway pileup in Milwaukee

Winter weather has hit much of the United States from Texas to Colorado and the Midwest and the Northeast. There have been flight delays, school closings and major accidents. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) captured on traffic cameras a major pileup ...

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