17-S3: Effective Snow and Ice Personnel and Equipment Management for Storm Activation

Problem
The right time to activate snow and ice personnel and equipment is an important factor in both safety and budgeting. Activating too much too early can cause unnecessary budgetary expenses, while activating too late can cause safety-related issues. Determining the right time and percentages of personnel and equipment to activate is relative to many factors.

Objective
Clear Roads members are interested in answering the following questions.

  • How do states determine how many personnel/equipment to activate as the storm approaches?
  • What percent activation is utilized during times of borderline temps with wet road conditions?
  • Do states utilize storm monitors to relay information to field forces on conditions?
  • At what time are the resources secured after an event?

Expected Results
This project will produce a synthesis report which summarizes responses to the questions listed above.

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