Resources Materials 94 Salt Structures 360,000 Tons of Salt
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!
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
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
Data Collection Emergency Operations Reporting System (EORS) – Statewide Summary
Data Collection OOM/EOC Central Data Collection
Data Collection Roadway Weather Information System (RWIS)
Emergency Management Statewide Operations Center (SOC) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Functions as the liaison with MEMA & FHWA MEMA Activation MDOT OPS
Financial FY15 Winter Budget Allocated: $51 Million 10 Year Average Winter Expenditures: $65 Million EORS Estimates Financial Drivers Hired Truck Call-Outs Ice Storms
Emergency Management State Office Closures Emergency Waivers Employee Release Government Service Impacts
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
Impacts to Environment Level of Service Salt usage Underground aquifers Streams Chesapeake Bay Optimize salt usage Balance environment & safety
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