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MODULE 5 INCIDENT CLASSIFICATION

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  1. MODULE 5 INCIDENT CLASSIFICATION

  2. Objectives • Incident Classification Methods • MUTCD • LMIGA • Incident Examples

  3. MUTCD Incident Types • Minor—expected duration under 30 minutes • Intermediate—expected duration of 30 minutes to 2 hours • Major—expected duration of more than 2 hours • Catastrophic Incident over 12 hours

  4. Minor Incidents Safe Positioning Vehicles: • Establish Initial Block • Establish a TTC Zone • Redirect Traffic • Quick Clearance • Advanced Warning: • Establish Advanced Warning • Set up Transition Zones

  5. Minor Incident Scenario • Safe Positioning Vehicles • Carry a Minimum of 6 Traffic Cones • Establish a 250 Feet Approach to Incident: • 50 feet Minimum Buffer Space • 100 Feet Taper • 50 Feet Upstream Warning Sign

  6. Minor Incident on Shoulder

  7. Intermediate Incidents • More Advanced Warning: • Follow Minor Incident Requirements • Establish Greater Buffer and Transition Zones • Advanced Warning Further Upstream • Qualified Flaggers

  8. Major Incidents • Advanced Warning: • Follow Minor and Intermediate Incident Requirements • Establish More Permanent TTC Devices • Position Advanced Warning Signs Further Upstream • DOT Provides Signs and Channeling Devices

  9. Six Incident Impact Level • Lake Michigan Interstate Gateway Alliance (LMIGA) “Standard Operating Procedure and Training” Guidance Policy • Six Level based on: • Number of lanes blocked • Time period www.travelmidwest.com

  10. Level 1

  11. Level 1 One lane blocked in one direction Off peak traffic period

  12. Level 1 • Notifications: • Local law enforcement • Appropriate incident responders • Media • Trucking companies via email • DMS at 5 miles

  13. Level 2

  14. Level 2 One lane blocked in one direction During peak traffic period Picture courtesy of Illinois DOT District 8 Emergency Traffic Patrol, digitized 2010

  15. Level 2 • Notifications: • Local law enforcement • Appropriate incident responders • Media • Trucking companies via email • DMS at 5 miles < 30 minutes • DMS at 10 miles > 30 minutes

  16. Level 3

  17. Level 3 Half of all available lanes are blocked and/or system ramp Picture Courtesy of Illinois Tollway Authority, 2010

  18. Level 3 • Notifications: • Local law enforcement • Appropriate incident responders • Media • Trucking companies via email • DMS at 7 miles < 30 minutes • DMS at 15 miles > 30 minutes

  19. Level 4

  20. LMIGA Level 4 All available lanes blocked in one direction Picture Courtesy of the Florida DOT, 2006

  21. LMIGA Level 4 • Notifications: • Local law enforcement • Appropriate incident responders • Media • Trucking companies • DMS at 15 miles < 30 minutes • DMS at 30 miles > 30 minutes

  22. LMIGA Level 5

  23. Level 5 Full freeway closure Picture Courtesy of KSDK Channel 5 News, 2010

  24. Level 5 • Notifications: • Local law enforcement • Appropriate incident responders • Media • Trucking companies • DMS at 10 miles each direction < 30 minutes • DMS at 20 miles each direction > 30 minutes

  25. Level 6

  26. Level 6 Full freeway closure lasting 12 hours or longer Picture Courtesy of the Missouri DOT, 2008

  27. Level 6 • Notifications: • Local law enforcement • Appropriate incident responders • Media • Trucking companies • DMS at 50 miles each direction

  28. Determine Type Picture Courtesy of R. Moore, McKinney FD, TX ca. 2005

  29. Determine Type Picture courtesy of the Illinois Tollway Authority, 2010

  30. Determine Type Picture courtesy of R. Moore, McKinney FD, TX, 2007

  31. Determine Type Picture courtesy of R. Moore, McKinney FD, TX 2005

  32. Determine Type Picture courtesy of Illinois Department of Transportation

  33. Determine Type Picture courtesy of R. Moore, McKinney FD, TX 2005

  34. SummaryMODULE 5 INCIDENT CLASSIFICATION