Monday, January 26, 2015

FDOT to Conduct Winter Weather Exercise in Northwest Florida




Chipley, FL – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will conduct a winter weather exercise on Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EST) in Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, Wakulla, Franklin and Liberty counties.

Motorists may notice an increased number of FDOT vehicles on state routes during the drill as FDOT field maintenance and operations department staff simulate a winter storm. FDOT crews will react to simulated icy weather conditions and deploy snow plows, chemical spreaders and various ice and snow removal equipment throughout the area.

The training exercise is designed to deal with snow and ice removal during inclement weather, coordinate FDOT personnel and equipment and monitor safety and efficiency of operations in the event of winter storm.
FDOT’s winter weather plan is being developed to keep Florida’s highway system safe and operational in all types of weather conditions.

All planned activities are weather dependent and may be re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. For more information, follow the Florida Department of Transportation District Three on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL.