The vulnerability of the Canadian transportation network to routine weather, as well as to weather extremes amplifies the direct impacts of weather on society. The effect of weather elements such as winds, precipitation and temperature, are magnified in social, economic and environmental importance when they degrade the accessibility of our transportation networks and increase safety concerns. Our responses to weather hazards also contribute a direct environmental impact, for example the use of chemicals to clear ice and snow. Effective weather services can provide information to mitigate these impacts.
Adverse weather causing hazardous conditions across transportation networks disrupt commerce and the safe movement of people. Wintry weather hazards have obvious impacts due to snow, freezing rain, ice and frost, and blowing and drifting snow. In the spring, thawing of the ground can be the cause of major structural failures; the primary concern of seasonal road restrictions. Even in the summer months, weather can interfere with routine maintenance or cause washout and hydroplaning hazards. In short, planning around the weather is essential for transportation organizations throughout the year.
As the country's largest independent meteorological firm The Weather Network Commercial Services (TWNCS) has the infrastructure and resources to service the most demanding transportation operations with timely, accurate, dependable and cost effective solutions to enable you to stay one step ahead of the weather. TWNCS provide customized solutions in the following Transportation sectors: