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See real-time locations of city snow plows with this app

See real-time locations of city snow plows with this app

Wondering what all of the snow plows in the city are doing instead of clearing your street?

Thanks to a cool website, you can see exactly where each snow plow in Chicago is operating. The City of Chicago Plow Tracker maps the current location of more than 300 active snow removal vehicles and more than 100 pieces of other heavy equipment for removing large piles.

Side streets across town are often ignored the Department of Streets and Sanitation during snowstorms, so keeping a close eye on the Plow Tracker might help explain why your street is still unnavigable—or help prove the city's logistical incompetence.

Either way, it's pretty interesting to watch.

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Kelli L

It is great that the city uses GPS on their plows and salt spreaders. For more detailed info on where they have been, check out http://clearstreets.org. These guys compile the info so you can see both where the trucks are and where they have been. Pretty cool stuff!