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Posted at 4:20 PM ET, 12/17/2010

Montgomery's SnowMap provides plowing updates

By Michael Laris

Image credit: AFP/Getty Images

In response to irate, snow-bound residents who were befuddled by bad county information on neighborhood plowing last year, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) called on his staff to come up with something better.

Now, just in time for this winter's first storms, Montgomery officials are touting their new zoomable tool for residents,

 It's a searchable, color-coded map with progress reports on plowing statuses and links to feeds from 200 traffic cameras. The system also accepts reports on missed streets and damaged mailboxes.

 Officials said an opportunity for confusion remains, since the state is responsible for roads such as Georgia Avenue and Rockville Pike. So the system will also link to information from the Maryland State Highway Administration.

By Michael Laris  | December 17, 2010; 4:20 PM ET
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