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Harford County's snow plow tracking service

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is shown thanking road crews during the Jan. 6 snowstorm. The county has launched a snow plow tracking service via computer, tablet or phone.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is shown thanking road crews during the Jan. 6 snowstorm. The county has launched a snow plow tracking service via computer, tablet or phone. (Courtesy Harford County government / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Originally published by The Aegis on Jan. 23, 2015:

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is giving residents an opportunity to follow road clearing operations during snowstorms "till the plows come home."

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When snow and ice hit Harford County, Harford County plows hit back, clearing county roads to help get citizens rolling. Now, the public can now track those plows in major storms with a new snow plow tracking service developed by the Harford County government, Glassman announced Thursday.

"As my administration asks how we can help our customers, the citizens of Harford County, I am pleased to offer this service for folks to see where our county plows are hard at work. I also want to thank our dedicated employees who advanced my initiative improving service to the public through technology," Glassman said in a statement.

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Harford County has a new snow plow tracking service allowing residents to keep up with the progress on clearing county roads from their computers, tablets or cell phones.
Harford County has a new snow plow tracking service allowing residents to keep up with the progress on clearing county roads from their computers, tablets or cell phones. (Courtesy Harford County government / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Activated only during major weather events, the Harford County Snow Plow Tracker works on a computer, smartphone or tablet, showing where on the county map the plows have been and, more importantly, where they are now. The color-coded map updates information every 15 minutes:

On the map, red is planned; yellow is in progress; green is completed.

The Harford County Snow Plow Tracker was developed in-house based on GPS technology used to track county trucks. The county service does not track plows on state or municipal roadways, however.

To access the service, go to the Harford County government website, http://www.harfordcountymd.gov, and find the blue and green snow plow icon with the motto "Working Till the Plows Come Home!" Falling snow will appear in the icon when the service is activated for a major weather event.

Click the icon any time to access the service map and a tutorial video, or go directly to the Web page http://apps.harfordcountymd.gov/SnowPlowTracker and be prepared for the next big storm, courtesy of the Harford County government.

Stay safe in winter weather. Access more information about snow removal and snow events on the county Web page, http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/alerts/SnowRemoval.cfm.

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