Crow Wing County residents can now view county highway department snowplows on county roads during winter snow events, to track where plows are and where they are headed. The “Where’s My Snowplow?” link is a web based map activated during snow events. It uses GPS to track the 15 county snowplows and show their current locations. The map tracks in near real time and updates every 5 minutes during snow events.
“We are excited to introduce this to the public. It is a great online tool to help residents and motorists see first-hand where county snowplows have recently been and anticipate when a particular road will be plowed. Some of the most frequent questions we get are, ‘where are the plows and when will my road be plowed?’ This tool will help residents understand where we are and how we are working to keep the traveling public safe.” said Highway Maintenance Supervisor Jory Danielson.
Crow Wing County crews plow around 550 centerline miles of county roadways and many require multiple passes because of the width of the roads. The First and Second Assessment district equal about 63 miles and the plowing is contracted out. The FAD and SAD roads will not be seen in this link. This information is also useful for county plow crews to make real time adjustments to plow routes.
“Where’s My Snowplow?” features include:
Location of each vehicle that is currently in use and direction of travel (look for the red truck symbols)
Track plows in near real time
Click or tap on the map to zoom in and move the map on the screen
The map updates every five minutes during snow events
Routes can be viewed at https://bit.ly/3lFFAud.
For more information, visit https://www.crowwing.us/