Preparing for the Season Ahead

Wet and Foggy Road

Knowing what the weather could be in the coming months is essential for planning and preparation for the European transportation sector, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic Being aware of potential weather risks, such as high winds, extreme temperatures and flooding, can help managers schedule crews and road maintenance work, as well as prepare for potential emergency responses.

Spring forecast indicates active severe weather season

DTN 2020 Spring Outlook USA Map

The long range forecast for the spring indicates that the weather pattern could be quite active across much of the country this year. It’s important news for businesses across the country, especially weather-sensitive industries that could be impacted by the spring pattern.

DTN RoadMaster Adds New Weather Layers to Dashboard

New Roadmaster Weather Layers Screenshot

Winter road maintenance is all about balancing traffic safety and operational efficiency. Mild winters can create even more uncertainty due to the inconsistent temperatures on any stretch of the road. Treating roads too late can lead to accidents and traffic jams. Unnecessary treatment of roads will result in high costs and potential environmental damage because of chemicals being used during road treatments.