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Winter Operations Overview Maryland Transportation Commission January 7, 2015 Russ Yurek, Director Office of Maintenance (410) 582-5505.

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1 Winter Operations Overview Maryland Transportation Commission January 7, 2015 Russ Yurek, Director Office of Maintenance (410)

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3 Average Annual Snowfall " – 190" 53" – 58" 28" – 48" 17" – 29" Centerline Miles: 5,155 Lane Miles: 17,065 Interstate: 4,370 (26%) Primary: 3,219 (20%) Secondary: 9,476 (54%)

4 Resources SHA Maintenance Staff 657 Equipment Operators 146 Route Supervisors 114 Mechanics 85 Administrative 79 Managers SHA Equipment 624 Dump Trucks 86 Loaders 26 Extreme Equipment 718 SHA Equipment Contract Equipment 1,682 Dump Trucks 187 Loaders 1,869 Contract Equipment

5 Quad Axle Truck

6 Dual-Wing Plow Truck

7 Tow Plow Truck

8 Resources Materials 94 Salt Structures 360,000 Tons of Salt

9 Year-Round Preparations Spring Season End Review Assess Equipment Repair/Re-stock Salt Structures Fall Perform Equipment Inspection Prepare Snow Book Perform Winter Exercise Summer Initiate Equipment Repairs Advertise Hired Equipment Contracts Snow College Target: November 1 st Entire SHA and Contract Fleet Ready for Operations!

10 Pre-Event Preparations OOM Reviews Weather Districts/Shops and EOC Prepare “Game Plan” for the Event State Trucks are Prepared for Operations Contract Trucks are Notified

11 Emergency Operations Plan

12 Mobilization and Operations Districts/Shops and EOC Activate at Pre-Determined Time Shops Initiate Salting Operations Continuous Operations for the Duration of Event Snow Emergency Declarations

13 Data Collection Emergency Operations Reporting System (EORS) – Statewide Summary

14 Data Collection OOM/EOC Central Data Collection

15 Data Collection Roadway Weather Information System (RWIS)

16 Emergency Management Statewide Operations Center (SOC) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Functions as the liaison with MEMA & FHWA MEMA Activation MDOT OPS

17 Financial FY15 Winter Budget Allocated: $51 Million 10 Year Average Winter Expenditures: $65 Million EORS Estimates Financial Drivers Hired Truck Call-Outs Ice Storms

18 Emergency Management State Office Closures Emergency Waivers Employee Release Government Service Impacts

19 Risk Factors SHA Ratio of Equipment Operators to Heavy Equipment 28% State / 72% Contractual Workforce Timing of Winter Event Accuracy of Weather Forecast Blowing/Drifting Snow Interruption of Salt Delivery

20 Impacts to Environment Level of Service Salt usage Underground aquifers Streams Chesapeake Bay Optimize salt usage Balance environment & safety


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