|Screen shot of the area around Florence this morning.|
Out walking the dog, I could hear the rattle of a snow plow on the state highway. But I could have stayed indoors and played with the computer, where a new system lets you track Colorado state snow plows online.
The Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL), will allow the public to go online to see which areas have already been plowed in a snowstorm.
With that information, users can see which roads are the best for driving. People will also be able to check a plow's current location and see the direction they're traveling.Track the plows here, or go to the highway-information home page for links to webcams and other information.
Plows that haven't moved for more than 16 minutes will not be visible. CDOT says 860 of 970 plows will be outfitted with the AVL system.