December 26, 2010 by · Comments Off on Ncdot 

Ncdot, NCDOT Management System passenger information (TIMS)
Real-time information on events that cause severe and unusual congestion on NCDOT maintained roadways in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is to help motorists save time and money by suspending most road construction activities on major routes across the state. Avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destination more quickly while reducing its fuel consumption and costs.

Most construction projects on the highway, NC and U.S. routes will be suspended from 16 pm on December 17 at 9 am Jan. 4, with four exceptions:

• 17 companies in Jacksonville (Onslow County) are reduced to two lanes, two-way traffic on the bridge Buddy Phillips over the New River for the construction of a new bridge;

• 17-Windsor (Bertie County) is reduced to one lane on the bridge over the river Cashie due to construction. Traffic is controlled by signals, but commercial trucks are restricted on this road;

• I-40 in Greensboro (Guilford County) is reduced to two lanes in both directions between Wendover Avenue (exit 214) and Guilford College Road (exit 213) for the construction of bridges;

• I-73 in Greensboro is reduced to four lanes near Wendover Avenue (exit 102) for bridge construction.

Forecasters are calling for continued cold snow / ice conditions during this period. The NCDOT encourages drivers cope with such conditions to follow these important safety tips:

• Clear windows and mirrors.

• Reduce speed and leave enough space between you and other vehicles.

• Bridges and overpasses accumulate ice first. Approached with extreme caution and • apply the brakes while on deck.

• If you start to slide, take your foot off the accelerator and turn the steering wheel in the direction of the slide. Do not apply the brakes causing further loss of control of the car.

• If you have a cell phone, take it with you in an emergency you can contact the Highway Patrol statewide by calling HP (* 47) or call the emergency center of the county at 911.

• Come to a complete stop or yield right of way when approaching an intersection where traffic signals. Treat this scenario as a four-way stop.

Tf Green Airport

December 20, 2009 by · Comments Off on Tf Green Airport 

Tf Green Airport:A blizzard warning remains in effect until 1 p.m. today for southeastern Mass., including the Cape and Islands.

The National Weather Service expects heavy snow to continue until mid-morning, with rates of up to an inch an hour.

In addition to snow accumulations already on the roads, travel will remain difficult due to wind gusts of up to 45 mph, which will blow the snow around and reduce visibility, occasionally below a quarter-mile.

The snow will begin to lessen in intensity sometime after 10 p.m., according to the weather service, but could continue until early afternoon.

Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 16 inches are expected in Southeastern Massachusetts, although wetter snow later in the day could reduce snow totals.

The National Weather Service issues a blizzard warning when sustained winds or frequent gusts over 35 mph are expected along with considerable falling or blowing snow, creating white-out conditions.

People in the blizzard warning area are advised to stay indoors. They are also encouraged to check all external vents on their houses, as vents blocked by snow drifts can lead to a carbon monoxide risk.

The weekend storm that hit the nation’s capital has crippled travel, stranded motorists, and canceled plans for many holiday shoppers. At least five deaths in Virginia and Ohio were blamed on the wintry weather.

Boston’s Logan International Airport is reporting cancellations and delays Sunday morning and are advising passengers to check with their individual airline before leaving for the airport.

T.F. Green Airport is reporting delays and some cancellations mainly for flights scheduled to arrive or depart before noon.