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.