Tracking snow plows this winter

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KIMT News 3- The Iowa Department of Transportation is giving folks another option to check road conditions this winter through a website.

Each DOT owned snow plow will have a GPS tracker allowing for folks to see where they are as well as give folks the option to take a picture of the road where the plow is. Pete Hjelmstad says each plow has an IPhone attached and an app takes the picture.

“The goal of it is to get as much information out to the public as possible so that they can make a smart decision whether or not they should even be out on the roads,” says Hjelmstad, the Iowa DOT Field Service Manager. “That’s the whole reason we do this, public safety.”

Hjelmstad says the DOT has been doing this since late 2014.

Click the link below to check out the road conditions this winter.

http://www.iowadot.gov/travel.html#/winterdriving

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