Website Lets Drivers Track Plows

With the snow now here again, the Michigan Department of Transportation says you can track the condition of roads in your area without having leave your home. MDOT spokesperson Nick Schirripa told WSJM News earlier this winter Michigan.gov/Drive offers a map of the state that can show you where all the plows are.

“We have seven direct force garages through our seven counties, we have two contract counties, a few more than 83 truck and 55 snow routes,” Schirripa said.

That’s just in southwest Michigan. Schirripa says go to Michigan.gov/Drive, and you can see all the activity.

“It’s a lot more user friendly now,” Schirripa said. “We still have the layer where you can turn on the plows and see where your plows are. Some of them still have cameras. They have camera in the trucks so you can get a look at those and see what those operators are seeing in real time.”

Schirripa said the website is designed to work well with mobile devices. MDOT no longer has the MIDrive app. MDOT also reminds everyone to slow down, give themselves plenty of time, and to avoid crowding plows.

MDOT has also released this video on proper winter driving: