Illinois Tollway Earns “StormReady” Designation From National Weather Service

The Illinois Tollway Authority announced yesterday that the US National Weather Service (NWS) has recognized it as “StormReady” for “being well-prepared to respond quickly and effectively to dangerous weather conditions on any of the five roadways that make up the 294-mile Tollway system in Northern Illinois.” The NWS designation means the authority “is prepared to manage extreme weather events through advanced planning, effective communication and situational awareness.” Authority officials cited a number of programs, procedures and systems that enabled it to receive the designation, currently shared by just two other US toll agencies.

NWS provides an online overview of the StormReady program and application process.

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