Joe Turner, PE
Disaster Recovery Engineer
Division Ranks
Division Engineer
*Deputy Division Engineer
Division Maintenance
*District Engineer
County Maintenance
NCDOT Authority
NCDOT State System Roads
 Interstate
 US Routes
 NC Routes
 Paved SR Routes
 Un-paved SR Routes
Non-System Roads
County Maps
County Maps:
NCDOT and Snow and Ice
It is the policy of the Department to
perform snow and ice removal in the
following order of priority:
 Routes included in the Bare Pavement
 Remaining US and NC routes not in the
Bare Pavement System
 Paved Secondary Routes not in the Bare
Pavement System
 Unpaved Secondary Routes
NCDOT and Snow and Ice
Before every season:
 Snow and ice plan
 Conduct a “dry run” of the snow and ice
Review safety procedures
Review plowing methods
Check equipment
Calibrate spreaders
Review snow and ice plan
Ride bare pavement routes
Top off salt supply
NCDOT and Snow and Ice
Response Capabilities:
 Anti-Icing:
 Use brine to prevent snow and ice from
bonding to the pavement
 Targets the removal of snow and ice from
the pavement after precipitation has
 Increases traction in trouble areas
Roadway Spill Response 1910.120
 Petroleum and engine fluid spills
 State maintained roads/rights of way
Small Spills: <200gal of fuel oil or other engine
fluid OR <30gal of gas
 Direct contact (sand/absorbant, shoveling)
Large Spills: >200gal of fuel oil or other engine
fluid OR >30gal of gas OR any quantity of other
hazardous cargoes or unknown materials
 Containment measures only (excavations, berms)
 Primary role: maintain traffic flow and restore the
roadway and rights of way after the event.
NCDOT and Severe Weather
 Review emergency plans
 Secure equipment and facilities
 Stage equipment
 Top off fuel tanks
 Check material and supply inventory
 Let employees make personal
 Make preparation for evacuation
NCDOT and Severe Weather
Response During Event:
 No night work
 Monitor and report weather conditions
NCDOT and Severe Weather
Post-Event Operations:
 Implement emergency response plan
 Begin phase 1 of debris policy
 Cut and shove to provide emergency access
Put together contracts for debris
 Unaffected Divisions begin coordinating
to move equipment and personnel to
affected Divisions
NCDOT Memorandum of
Allows NCDOT the ability to release authority to local
governments for the purpose of vegetative debris
removal from FEMA designated routes. In certain
instances, under the MAP-21 legislation, NCDOT may
also release FHWA designated routes.
Can be executed prior to storm season
Can only be activated after federal declaration
Local governments can respond to constituents
requests for debris removal and be eligible for FEMA
Allows NCDOT the ability to concentrate on broad
debris issues and infrastructure
Joint participation assists in the recovery efforts
resulting in quicker return to pre-event conditions
Incident Management Assistance
Patrols (IMAP)
Located in most major urban areas
Trained NCDOT personnel assist to:
 Help stranded motorists
 Clear the roadways
 Provide temporary traffic control
Capability to relocate to other routes throughout the
Traveler Information Management
System (TIMS)
NC 511
A free call that provides information on:
 Traffic incidents and major closures on Interstates, US
routes and state routes in NC
Weather conditions statewide
Road construction and planned road construction on
Interstates, US routes and state routes in NC
Amber alerts
Links to neighboring states’ 511 phone systems
Joseph Turner, PE
NCDOT - Disaster Recovery Engineer
4809 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
Office: (919) 835-8430
Cell: (919) 812-2976
State EOC: (919) 825-2439

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