MC04-Weather Information Processing and Distribution

Status

Existing

Description

This service package processes and distributes the environmental information collected from the Road Weather Data Collection service package. This service package uses the environmental data to detect environmental hazards such as icy road conditions, high winds, dense fog, etc. so system operators and decision support systems can make decision on corrective actions to take. The continuing updates of road condition information and current temperatures can be used by system operators to more effectively deploy road maintenance resources, issue general traveler advisories, issue location specific warnings to drivers using the Traffic Information Dissemination service package, and aid operators in scheduling work activity.

Includes Elements

Yakima Public Safety Communications Center
WSP District 3 Communications Center
Local City Traffic Operations Center
Yakima Traffic Operations Center
Local Public Safety Dispatch
Yakima County Sheriff Dispatch
Yakima County Fire Communications Center
Yakima County Traffic Operations
Local Maintenance and Construction Operations Management