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New Battle Creek map service shows city snowplow paths

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Feb 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-16 10:48:51-05

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Battle Creek residents can follow along with city snowplows during winter weather thanks to a new web service called SnowPaths.

Battle Creek officials say SnowPaths is a map system connected to GPS units on the city plow trucks.

Using color-coded lines, SnowPaths shows when city streets were last plowed in four-to-eight-hour increments.

Though the map service won’t show plows in real-time, city officials say they hope the time ranges help residents understand plowing progression during a snowstorm.

SnowPathsalso offers a priority tab that shows snow plowing priorities. City leaders say they are working to populate this feature with Battle Creek’s plowing priority details.