Thursday, January 13, 2011

Meltdown Causes Mayhem On Roads

If you've left your house at all today, you already know this. I've just been too tied up all day to update the blog. The big headline though: melting snow and falling rain are flooding our roadways and making some streets dangerous.

There are many areas around the region where storm drains are either plugged or full, making huge puddles on the street. I was driving down Thor earlier today in the outside lane. The flow of water down the hill next to the curb was pulling my car around so bad I had to change lanes. And I wasn't the only one. The Spokesman-Review has a roundup of some of the trouble areas.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.