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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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Module 5 incident classification

MODULE 5 INCIDENT CLASSIFICATION


Module 5 incident classification

Objectives

  • Incident Classification Methods

    • MUTCD

    • LMIGA

  • Incident Examples


Module 5 incident classification

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


Module 5 incident classification

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


  • Module 5 incident classification

    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



    Module 5 incident classification

    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



    Level 11
    Level 1

    One lane blocked in one direction

    Off peak traffic period


    Module 5 incident classification

    Level 1

    • Notifications:

      • Local law enforcement

      • Appropriate incident responders

      • Media

      • Trucking companies via email

      • DMS at 5 miles



    Level 21
    Level 2

    One lane blocked in one direction

    During peak traffic period

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


    Module 5 incident classification

    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



    Level 31
    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



    Level 5
    Level 5

    Full freeway closure

    Picture Courtesy of KSDK Channel 5 News, 2010


    Module 5 incident classification

    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



    Level 61
    Level 6

    Full freeway closure lasting 12 hours or longer

    Picture Courtesy of the Missouri DOT, 2008


    Module 5 incident classification

    Level 6

    • Notifications:

      • Local law enforcement

      • Appropriate incident responders

      • Media

      • Trucking companies

      • DMS at 50 miles each direction


    Module 5 incident classification

    Determine Type

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


    Module 5 incident classification

    Determine Type

    Picture courtesy of the Illinois Tollway Authority, 2010


    Module 5 incident classification

    Determine Type

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


    Module 5 incident classification

    Determine Type

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


    Module 5 incident classification

    Determine Type

    Picture courtesy of Illinois Department of Transportation


    Module 5 incident classification

    Determine Type

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


    Module 5 incident classification

    • SummaryMODULE 5 INCIDENT CLASSIFICATION