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Posted at 3:36 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Montgomery Co. launches snow tool

By Washington Post Editors

With two snow threats for Washington in the next week, Montgomery County's Tuesday launch of a new online tool to track the progress of snow plows was timely.

"Following last year's record-breaking snowfalls, I asked all our departments to find ways to better communicate with residents during storms," Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett said in a statement. "After looking at commercial, online, map systems that track real-time status of snow plowing operations, our departments of Transportation and Technology Services decided that they could put together a far less expensive and more effective tool that specifically meets Montgomery County's needs. I'm proud of their ingenuity and ability to deliver this tremendous aid to our residents."

Snow routes are designated on the map by different colors, and the map includes an icon that allows residents to see the view from the county's approximately 200 traffic cameras.

Officials said residents can also report problems using the online map system, including identifying areas that need to be treated or streets that plows may have missed.

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By Washington Post Editors  | December 14, 2010; 3:36 PM ET
Categories:  Montgomery County  
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