MONITORING THE WEATHER

In this article the strategies for winter maintenance work employed by Tayside Region in Scotland are outlined. Tayside Region has a centralised weather monitoring system which is based on a series of electronic data collection points which have been placed across the region in positions calculated from satellite weather patterns. The collection points measure the road temperature, air temperature, wind speed and humidity, and this information is fed into the central computer from all points. This pin pointing of potentially hazardous roads cuts out the random spreading of salt and sand and reduces expenditure. In Tayside Region the dedicated equipment is largely four and six wheel drive Maginis Deutz vehicles fitted with snow ploughs; snow blowers and gritters. There are also other vehicles on 24 hour standby, and a fleet of current operational trucks which have the capability to be fitted with demountable equipment. Mini tractors are also utilized to grit footpaths.

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    Reed Business Information, Limited

    Quadrant House, The Quadrant
    Brighton Road
    Sutton, Surrey  United Kingdom  SM2 5AS
  • Authors:
    • MacGowan, C
  • Publication Date: 1990-7-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 25
  • Serial:
    • SURVEYOR
    • Volume: 174
    • Issue Number: 5013
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00606749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM