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MODULE 5 INCIDENT CLASSIFICATION. Objectives. Incident Classification Methods MUTCD LMIGA Incident Examples. 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

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Objectives

  • Incident Classification Methods
    • MUTCD
    • LMIGA
  • Incident Examples
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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
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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
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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
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Intermediate Incidents

  • More Advanced Warning:
    • Follow Minor Incident Requirements
    • Establish Greater Buffer and Transition Zones
    • Advanced Warning Further Upstream
    • Qualified Flaggers
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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
six incident impact level
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

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Level 1

One lane blocked in one direction

Off peak traffic period

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Level 1

  • Notifications:
    • Local law enforcement
    • Appropriate incident responders
    • Media
    • Trucking companies via email
    • DMS at 5 miles
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Level 2

One lane blocked in one direction

During peak traffic period

Picture courtesy of Illinois DOT District 8 Emergency Traffic Patrol, digitized 2010

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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
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Level 3

Half of all available lanes are blocked and/or system ramp

Picture Courtesy of Illinois Tollway Authority, 2010

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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
lmiga level 4
LMIGA Level 4

All available lanes blocked in one direction

Picture Courtesy of the Florida DOT, 2006

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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
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Level 5

Full freeway closure

Picture Courtesy of KSDK Channel 5 News, 2010

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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
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Level 6

Full freeway closure lasting 12 hours or longer

Picture Courtesy of the Missouri DOT, 2008

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Level 6

  • Notifications:
    • Local law enforcement
    • Appropriate incident responders
    • Media
    • Trucking companies
    • DMS at 50 miles each direction
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Determine Type

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

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Determine Type

Picture courtesy of the Illinois Tollway Authority, 2010

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Determine Type

Picture courtesy of R. Moore, McKinney FD, TX, 2007

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Determine Type

Picture courtesy of R. Moore, McKinney FD, TX 2005

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Determine Type

Picture courtesy of Illinois Department of Transportation

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Determine Type

Picture courtesy of R. Moore, McKinney FD, TX 2005

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