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Charlottesville to utilize new winter weather online portal to track city snow plows

Crystal Graham
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For the winter season, the City of Charlottesville public works department will be rolling out a new tool that will allow residents to track snow plows.

This new online portal uses automated vehicle location technology to provide current and historical snow route progress across the city.

The on-board GIS based technology will also enable the portal to display time durations for when a route was last serviced providing additional insight for residents to when and where they can expect to see plowing activity next.

The public works department has been testing the service internally and is leveraging the additional operational awareness the portal provides, especially for improving coordination between the multiple departments and organizations who all have a role to play to keep the public and roadways safe during inclement weather.

Access to the portal will be provided via a posted link on the city’s website which will be activated during snow events.

Residents may learn more about the city’s snow and ice removal program at https://www.charlottesville.gov/453/Snow-Ice-Removal

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.