West Virginia Turnpike Receives Federal “StormReady” Recognition

WVVA reports, the West Virginia Parkways Authority, operator of the state’s turnpike, has earned US National Weather Service (NWS) recognition as being “StormReady,” which signifies it is prepared to respond quickly and effectively to severe weather conditions that affect travelers and employees. The authority prepared for the designation by installing weather monitoring equipment at several maintenance garages and integrating information on winter weather forecasting and communication into workshops it conducts for maintenance crews and emergency responders.

Information about the StormReady program and the process of applying for recognition is available on the NWS website.