Canada's road network covers vast distances and handles more than 90% of all passenger travel and more than 70% of all freight shipments. The roads experience all extremes of weather, which can cause accidents, delays and damage to the road infrastructure.
The Weather Network Commercial Services (TWNCS) specialized Road Transportation weather solutions provide the necessary tools to be proactive to the onset of adverse weather conditions. By incorporating observed and forecast weather data in the decision making process clients can maximize the efficiency of road maintenance operations. These solutions include the following products and services:
Local Area Forecasts to anticipate upcoming weather on an hourly to daily basis out 7-days
Composite Radar to monitor movement, evolution and strength of precipitation
FutureCast Radar that forecasts the movement of precipitation over a 6-hour timeframe
Meteorological Consultation to help qualify forecasts and provide details in rapidly changing weather situations
Weather Warnings & Alerts for critical weather events based on pre-defined criteria
Training to familiarize end users with the products and services received and their interpretation along with basic weather orientation as desired
By taking a proactive stance road maintenance personal will be able to issue timely alerts as well as predict personnel, equipment and treatment requirements to meet level of service guidelines. This will result in more efficient roadway maintenance, decreased usage of de-icing materials, reduced liability and increased driver awareness.