The ICE has launched an electronic guide to managing infrastructure disruption during severe weather.
It has published the guide to help engineers after successive winters of severe weather and intense rain storms caused serious disruption to UK’s transport infrastructure. Despite these events, periods of extreme weather are still rare in the UK, making it hard to plan responses.
The Extreme Weather Guide provides information and advice to engineers on a range of adverse weather challenges. This includes predicting events, avoiding gridlock on the roads network, communicating with the public and creating salt reserves strategies to deal with ice. The research and advice was culled from across the industry.
“The bouts of extreme weather seen over the last few years result in widespread disruption to the transport network and have a significant impact upon commerce,” said ICE municipal expert panel member Damian McGettrick.
“This online resource provides a great one stop shop for the engineers managing our critical road transport infrastructure.”
The ICE wants engineers to keep contributing to the guide by emailing in their experiences of best practice and examples of particularly difficult weather scenarios to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The free guide is available at ice.org.uk/extremeweatherguide