M74 off slip junction 9, route-based weather forecasts: EIR review

1) "All weather forecast data held for the period 0000 hours on 23 January to 1200 hours on 25 January for the above location (M74 off slip, junction 9). This should include (if available), but not limited to, textural information for each day and indications of whether they are route-based forecasts for the road concerned or an area-wide forecast associated with a weather out-station."

In addition on 5th November you expanded your request in relation to point 1 to include: "Can you confirm you have provided all information held regarding the above? Specifically, there is no indication whether this is a route-based forecast for the road concerned or a more area-wide forecast associated with a weather out station. If it is the latter, then its location would be needed to see how relevant it was to the locus. We have also requested textural information for each day describing the forecast weather conditions."

2) "What treatment criteria was Scotland Transerv working to at the time of the above incident (between 23 January and 25 January 2018) regarding what forecasts would merit action."

In addition on 5th November you expanded your request in relation to point 1 to include: "You have stated it was in accordance with the Winter Service Plan as previously provided, we understand this may have been dealt with as per a specifically-issued memo from Transport Scotland around the time of accident. Can this be clarified.

Can you confirm if the above is available, or confirm that there is no further data held, or contract modification in force to winter maintenance plan at the date of the accident."

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Published Date 6 Dec 2019 Subject Mode of transport