The good news is we have been very fortunate in the Mid-Atlantic to have received a mild weather pattern for most of the beginning of winter. The bad news is long range forecasts project colder Arctic air and increased moisture moving into the region after January 15, 2016.
Most people in the Delaware Valley this morning woke up to ice in areas of standing water.
Historically I see a large influx of work orders prior to the beginning of winter for pothole repairs, catch basin repairs and remediation of areas of standing water. In addition, prior to the first forecasted snow storm we see an increase in work orders with "time is of the essence" notations and other priority codes. I have noticed this year some Property / Facility Managers may be delaying repairs due to the mild weather waiting to see if winter is going to be all it is hyped to be this year with El-Nino. I feel this approach is risky for several reasons: