During winter months, the road condition report is routinely updated four times per day (6:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM).
State Patrol Police Communications Operators throughout the state prepare and update the report. State Troopers, County Highway Department personnel, and other Law Enforcement officers collectively work together to provide actual “live time” road conditions for the report. In addition to the preparation of the road condition report, the police dispatchers are responsible for several other critical functions. These include maintaining emergency radio communications with law enforcement officers, and responding to telephone calls received from the public. Dispatcher workload is typically very heavy during periods of bad weather, due to the increased number of vehicle crashes, and the high volume of requests for assistance. As soon as feasible, when driving conditions deteriorate, the report will be updated more frequently.