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VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
VDOT Winter Weather Preparations
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VDOT Winter Weather Preparations

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Perry Cogburn (VDOT) at the Intelligent Transportation Society of Va - Technical Session (Mobility Lab 12/4/2012)

Perry Cogburn (VDOT) at the Intelligent Transportation Society of Va - Technical Session (Mobility Lab 12/4/2012)

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  • Snow budget for FY10 was $94 million and we spent $267 million
  • Anti-icing - Pre-treating routes before the storm hits RWIS – Close to 80 locations around the state where we can get pavement temperatures and real time road conditions DO – Each district and CO has an individual available to make operational decisions during incidents and emergencies 511 – Information available to the public on road conditions, incidents, construction and travel times CSC – Located in Salem open 24/7 to receive customer inquires and requests for assistance TOCs – 5 located around the state to monitor traffic and report incidents. Act as EOC during emergencies Meridian – Roadway specific forecasts year round. Participate in conference calls. Command Center – CO location for executives and EOC staff to coordinate emergency activities. Liaison – VDOT staff person located that the SEOC. Participates in VDEM weather calls with local jurisdictions. Conference calls – Include VDEM and VSP on calls, VDEM conference calls
  • ~ $12 million being used for anti-icing
  • Forecast is extremely important. Key information are Start and Stop times, Amount, Wind impacts, Type of snow and Pavement temperatures
  • 22 car pile up on I-81
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    • 1. VDOT Preparations for Winter 2012 - 2013December 4, 2012Perry CogburnVDOT Operations and Security Division
    • 2. Declared Winter Weather DisastersYear Year Event Event Y e a1993 1993 Blizzard Blizzard r1994 1994 Ice Storm Ice Storm February1994 1994 March Ice Storm Ice Storm1996 Blizzard 1995 Central VA Floods1999 December Ice Storm 1996 Blizzard2000 Blizzard 1996 Spring Flood2001 President’s Day Storm E 1996 Hurricane Fran v2009 1999 December Snowstorm Hurricane Dennis e2010 February Snowstorm n1999 Hurricane Floyd t1999 Ice Storm2000 Blizzard2001 Southwest Flooding 20022001 9/11/2001 (Pentagon) 2 B r
    • 3. Lynchburg Snow 3
    • 4. Loudoun County, February 2010 4
    • 5. Ice Storm 5
    • 6. Salem Snow 6
    • 7. Staunton Snow 7
    • 8. Snow and Ice 8
    • 9. Weather 2011• January – 6 snow events• February – 3 snow events• March – 4 snow events• April – 29 tornadoes• August – Earthquake* & Hurricane Irene*• September – Tropical Storm Lee*• October – 7 tornadoes, 1 snow event• November – 3 snow events• December – 2 snow events 9
    • 10. Weather 2012• January – 9 snow events, 2 flood events• February – 4 snow events, 2 flood events• March – 1 snow event, 3 flood events• April – 2 flood events• May – 2 flood events• June – Derecho*• July – 1 flood event• August – 5 flood events• September – 1 flood event• October – Hurricane Sandy*,1 snow event 10
    • 11. Comparison of FY12 to FY11Material FY11 FY12 DifferenceSalt 443,000 tons 126,000 tons 317,000 tonsSand 88,000 tons 20,000 tons 68,000 tonsLiquid CaCl 684,000 gals 200,000 gals 484,000 galsLiquid MgCl 112,000 gals 17,000 gals 95,000 galsTreated abrasives 84,000 tons 18,000 tons 66,000 tonsSnow budget $115.5 million $126 million $10.5 millionSnow expenditures $207 million $ 64 million $143 million 11
    • 12. IMPROVED SNOW AND ICE PROCEDURES• Anti-icing• Road Weather Information System Expansion• Duty Officer Program• VaTraffic/511• VDOT Customer Service Center• Transportation Operations Centers• Benefits of On-Call Meteorologist• Command Center/Situation Room in Central Office• SEOC Liaison• Conference Calls• ESF 1 12
    • 13. FY 13 Snow BudgetFY 13 Snow BudgetDistrict BudgetBristol $ 13,968,639Salem $ 15,900,560Lynchburg $ 4,519,456Richmond $ 10,376,222Hampton Roads $ 4,216,040Fredericksburg $ 6,638,380Culpeper $ 9,405,439Staunton $ 10,480,821NoVA $ 55,767,803Statewide Reserves $ 14,121,781Total $145,395,141 13
    • 14. Latest InnovationThe snowplow-tracker map is at http://novasnowplowing.virginia.gov/.A video on how to use the website is available on VDOT’s YouTube site at http://youtu.be/HMRaItZLgyo.More information on the specific tools VDOT will be using in northern Virginia is at http://www.virginiadot.org/newsroom/northern _virginia/2012/vdot_has_new_tools61771.asp. 14
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    • 18. Weather Forecasting Agency has had a weather forecasting contract for past 4 years Meridian Environmental out of North Dakota has been providing the service Specialize in winter weather forecasting Provide an updated weather forecast every 3 hours on their website, more often during an event Participate in agency teleconferences dealing with inclement weather
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    • 20. January 29, 2010 StormDistrict Snow Totals Start End Forecast AmountBristol 7 – 11” 10 PM Thursday 6 PM Saturday 9 – 12”Culpeper 5 – 12” 6 – 10 AM Friday 5 PM Saturday 2 – 7”Fred’burg 8 – 18” 9 – 10 AM Friday 9 PM Saturday 6 – 10”H. Roads 5 – 12” 8 AM Friday 9 PM Saturday 9 – 12”Lynchburg 6 – 12” 4 AM Friday 5 PM Saturday 8 – 12”NoVA 4.5 - 7” 10 AM Friday 5 PM Saturday 2 – 5”Richmond 8 – 12” 6 – 7 AM Friday 5 PM Saturday 8 – 12”Salem 7 – 12” 10 PM Thursday 5 PM Saturday 10 – 14”Staunton 6 – 9” 5 AM Friday 4 PM Saturday 1 – 8” 20

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