Thu. May 30th, 2024

Technology is helping residents in Oakland County, Michigan track snow plow trucks online. The Road Commission for Oakland County operates using a list of priorities, with major streets getting attention first. However, thanks to online tracking, residents are able to see where the plows have finished work and where they’ve been in real-time. Websites for cities such as Farmington Hills and Royal Oak show plowing progress on local streets. In Rochester Hills, people can see where the plows have been on the city’s 280 miles of pavement in the last 15 minutes. The city also has the ability to put up to 17 plow trucks that salt at the same time on the road. Troy has an online webpage that shows plowing priorities and completed streets. The Director for Public Works in Troy recommends residents stay home as penalties for hitting plows in the city are the same as for hitting a car in a road construction zone. Oakland County road commission’s plow tracker is for department use only and is used for timing and temperature-related issues. Ground temperature, snow accumulation and salt spread rates are monitored behind the scenes. Clearing plowed snow from the end of driveways is encouraged while residents are asked to call 911 if a power line goes down and to stay at least 25 feet away from it.

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