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Exclusive: IHE eyes benefits of three-day forecasting

25/08/2017

Confidence in three-day weather forecasting has increased to such a degree that it could soon help save highways authorities significant amounts of cash on gritting runs and proactive winter service, Highways understands.

Councils battle to keep roads open as Emma meets the Beast

01/03/2018

Councils across the country have been battling to keep their highway networks operating safely as the most severe threat of snow moved from Scotland and the North East to Wales and South West England.

‘Wrong time of snow’ leaves council with £2m roads overspend

02/03/2018

Scottish roads authority The Highland Council is forecasting an overspend of £2m in its winter maintenance budget after severe weather at weekends and bank holidays pushed up its labour costs.

Transport Scotland versus the Beast from the East - Q and A

14/03/2018

Dominic Browne caught up with Hugh Gillies, director of trunk roads and bus operations at Transport Scotland, for a Q and A about the recent extreme weather seen north of the border and how the devolved nation fared when it came up against the Beast from the East.

Wales considers Bellwin scheme as Highland councillor seeks alternatives

16/03/2018

The Scottish Government is facing calls to adapt its approach to the Bellwin emergency scheme to help cash strapped councils hit by extreme weather.

Hot topics for the cold season

19/03/2018

Highways speaks to the chair of the National Winter Service Research Group (NWSRG), Chris Cranston, about what the key areas for debate will be at this year’s Cold Comfort and receives an exclusive briefing on the latest news and research.

International line-up for Cold Comfort 2018

25/04/2018

A large delegation from Highways England will join other public sector representatives from across the British Isles and international experts in the field of winter maintenance at Cold Comfort 2018 next month.

Powys planning new £600k salt dome to bring storage up to the mark

23/08/2018

Powys County Council plans to invest £600,000 in a new salt dome to quadruple storage capacity at its depot.

NWSRG announces practitioner-led workshop for new guidance

24/08/2018

As part of the vital preparations for the new highways winter service guidance, the National Winter Service Research Group (NWSRG) has developed a workshop to prepare practitioners for the changes.

Winter is coming: The NWSRG spreads the word

20/09/2018

Highways reports from the National Winter Service Research Group’s workshop on forthcoming changes to its guidance.

Winter is coming: Highways England gets ready

20/09/2018

When winter bites, Highways England will be rolling out some new gritters fitted with the latest technology to help keep drivers safe and traffic flowing.

New gritters aim to stand out for safety

13/11/2018

Highways England has rolled out the first of a fleet of new gritters that employ the latest technology and are designed to stand out in winter conditions.

Winter service heavyweights team up for research framework

20/12/2018

The two top winter service research groups are teaming up to carry out studies into future resilience in the face of climate change.

Hacked off by Appendix H? Help is coming

02/01/2019

Chris Cranston, chair of the National Winter Service Research Group (NWSRG) discusses the guidance we love to hate and where winter service is going next.

New winter service guidance published

15/04/2019

Five new chapters from the key guidance for winter service have been published by the National Winter Service Research Group.

Vaisala puts winter service on a new route

15/05/2019

Vaisala has launched a new web-based route optimization service using automation and advanced algorithms to help design winter road maintenance treatments more efficiently.

‘Golden Gritter’ marks 50 years for UK manufacturer

15/05/2019

Winter maintenance vehicle manufacturer Econ Engineering is celebrating the start of its 50th year in business with a series of events that will showcase its market leading products and services across the UK.

New and improved with Exactrak

02/08/2019

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is one of the youngest authorities in the country having only been established in April, but it has not been wasting any time getting ahead on winter service with the help of Exactrak.

M8 Charing Cross tunnel to become 'icephobic'

15/08/2019

Scotland TranServ will install a new 'icephobic' coating on the M8 Charing Cross tunnel to help tackle the potential for icicles in extreme weather.

Econ at 50: True grit and laser accuracy

30/08/2019

It's not rare for the people of Yorkshire to hit half centuries, but it is always worthy of celebration. Econ Engineering - the UK's most popular gritting manufacturer - has reached this milestone in style and shows no signs of slowing down.

A new road to winter efficiency

18/10/2019

Jamie Watson and Ian Buchanan of Edinburgh Road Services explain how Edinburgh moved past 'one forecast fits all' and saved 22% in costs.

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