last updated at Mon Feb 01 2016 04:10:25 GMT-0500 (EST)

Plowing Since Snowfall Ended

Recent traces are bright yellow; older traces fade to dark red. Colors are per-hour, until the darkest layer which contains everything from 9 hours ago to the end of the storm. (fullscreen)

Please keep in mind that GPS data is lossy, as is the map-matching process used to snap traces to road geometry.

Miles Treated By Hour

Active Plows By Hour


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