The NVCOG’s role in traffic incident management is the dissemination of information regarding diversion routes and lessons learned from past traffic incidents. This role is described in the Unified Response Manual (URM) last published by the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) in 2008. The URM provides a framework for agencies to respond to traffic incidents.
As a member of the Emergency Support Function (ESF) 1 Transportation group, NVCOG has overseen the development of diversion and evacuation routes. The most recent diversion routes for the Regional Emergency Planning Team (REPT) Region 5 were devised in 2011 by the Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley (COGCNV).
The NVCOG is in the process of collaborating with the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) and REPT regions 2, 3 and 5 and their associated Councils of Governments to review and update the 2011 diversion routes.
Current Diversion Routes may be viewed and downloaded through the following links: