Weather-Related Operations for Supervisors

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Weather-Related Operations for Supervisors prepares roadway supervisors to plan, implement, and evaluate a response to all weather events, including snow and ice operations. Throughout the course, class exercises and discussions provide participants with an opportunity to consider the types of weather events they encounter regularly and apply the principles accordingly.

After completing this training, participants are able to:

  • Explain their agency’s policies, guidelines, and standards regarding treatment of roadways during inclement weather events.
  • Use a given scenario to:
    • Identify information, procedures, and activities required for planning a response to a weather-related event.
    • Select appropriate procedures and resources for executing a response to a weather-related event.
    • Select appropriate procedures for documenting the response following a weather-related event.

Who Should Attend

This course was designed for local agency personnel who manage roadway maintenance programs. They are involved with handling materials, scheduling, budgeting, and planning.


Rick Nelson, P.E., F.ASCE is a certified National Highway Institute (NHI) instructor teaching Maintenance Leadership Academy Weather-Related Operations module. He served for 31 years with the Nevada Department of Transportation, including as a District Engineer (13 years) and as the Assistant Director of Operations (11 years). His highway operations experience including the delivery of routine maintenance, winter service strategies, materials, equipment, traffic engineering, and ITS road weather information systems (RWIS). Rick also provides coordination services for AASHTO’s Winter Maintenance Technical Service Program -SICOP and hosts the podcast “SICOP Talks Winter Op.” He served on the World Road Association Winter Service Technical Committee from 2008 to 2015.


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Weather-Related Operations for Supervisors