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New Tool Helps Track Snow Plowing

Virginia Department of Transportation tests online site in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William counties

A new tool will allow residents in Fairfax County to see the status of snow plowing in their neighborhood.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is currently testing the online tool, Governor Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday in a press release.

Once it snows at least two inches, residents can find out the status of plowing in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William county neighborhoods here

Users can monitor whether crews have started plowing a particular “snow map” region on the county grid. Northern Virginia streets are divided into 600 snow maps, so while street-by-street progress is not shown, residents can see what neighborhoods have been plowed.

  • Green indicates a neighborhood has been plowed,
  • Yellow means plows are in progress in the neighborhood,
  • Blue indicates plows have not yet started the neighborhood; and,
  • Gray means the area is not maintained by VDOT.  Cities, towns and some developments maintain their own roads.

“Residents will be able to see what VDOT sees,” VDOT Commissioner Greg Whirley said in a statement.

View the video on how to use the new site in the media player above.

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