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Incident case study

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In an incident on February 1, 2017, a dump truck and pickup truck are involved in a collision in front of the Comfort Inn on Sargent Avenue and King Edward Street.

A Manitoba Hydro pole is downed and live wires are on the ground. Emergency Services closes southbound King Edward Street to traffic.

The following case study shows how the TMC was able to adjust traffic operations and keep Winnipeggers safe on the affected roads.

Image source: Twitter


Report received:
TMC alerted to a traffic signal malfunction caused by a blue Dodge Ram downing a signal pole and severing the connection.


First Actions:
TMC confirms report using traffic camera - incident confirmed by King Edward and Wellington camera, 379 metres away.


Next Steps:
TMC alerts the public using Twitter and Waze to avoid this intersection or expect delays.

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TMC closes street segment on Waze.
Closing the segment on Waze activates rerouting which diverts drivers away from delays in the area, relieving some traffic congestion and allowing for a safer working environment for various crews working on repairs.

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Monitoring traffic as it diverted relied on knowledge of City streets and camera Waze information to calculate where most traffic was diverting.

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Picking up the routes allowed TMC to strategize and create a plan to assist traffic around the incident.

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Identifying the routes most drivers were taking allowed the TMC to create a plan to assist traffic around the incident, and to make alterations to signals to keep traffic flowing.

Last update: February 7, 2019

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