Tag: Weather

  • February 12th, 2021

Icy conditions in Texas led to a massive pile-up on Interstate 35W in Fort Worth on Thursday morning and prompted authorities to urge residents to stay home. At least six people were killed in the crash, which involved 133 vehicles, FOX 4 of Dallas-Fort Worth reported. About 60 people were transported to area hospitals, the report added. […]

  • December 1st, 2020

When the chilly temperatures of winter set in, will your vehicle be ready for the cold? Learn what to do before you go, review your vehicle safety checklist, and make sure you’re prepared in case of an emergency. Read NHTSA’S winter driving tips here.

  • October 19th, 2020

The unique character of the transportation environment often presents challenges associated with managing construction stormwater runoff and protecting receiving waters. Traditional guidance and regulation do not always distinguish between residential, commercial, and linear development. If inappropriate and ineffective practices are implemented or expected by regulators, it can create inefficiencies for the transportation stormwater professional. Read […]

  • July 29th, 2020

This study evaluated the effectiveness of connected vehicle (CV) technologies in adverse visibility conditions using microscopic traffic simulation. Traffic flow characteristics deteriorate significantly in reduced visibility conditions resulting in high crash risks. This study applied CV technologies on a segment of Interstate I-4 in Florida to improve traffic safety under fog conditions. Two types of […]

  • May 28th, 2020

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The worst region for flash floods in the continental United States is likely the Southwest, according to a recent analysis of flash floods by The University of Alabama. Using hydrologic data, along with socio-economic information, researchers at the UA Center for Complex Hydrosystems, led by center director Dr. Hamid Moradkhani, mapped the hotspots for […]

  • April 16th, 2020

More intense and more frequent extreme precipitation events are projected in a warming climate. With this risk comes possible detrimental outcomes based on what has happened in the past. Water rises over bridges. Homes, businesses, and roads on steep hills fall away in a landslide. Tornadoes rip through towns. Planes are grounded. Coastal areas are […]

  • November 11th, 2019

This document contains examples of water buildup locations on mileposted and non-mileposted roadways. While these examples may be used by some statewide agencies (e.g., ALEA and ALDOT) to address potential problems that could either be fixed or mitigated by enforcement, they also have value in training of local agencies. This training should include instruction on […]

  • October 22nd, 2019

The unpredictability of weather conditions may have direct or indirect impacts on traffic operations and driver behaviors (e.g. speed, headway, and gap). The impacts may occur during or after the weather events, be of short- or long-term duration, and include direct and indirect effects. Adverse winter storms, flooding, or hurricanes may cause major delays in […]

  • August 14th, 2019

This PowerPoint presents a model of data integration of geo-located weather and roadway data for decision making with the US Department of Transportation, the National Weather Service, and end- users who need integrated data for better roadway weather decision making. The application of this Roadway Weather Data Implementation (RWDI) in Alabama and Georgia serves as […]