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Jan 30, 2012 17:32
Category: General News

Spokane using GPS to track snowplows

     SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane County is testing a GPS-based
system that lets the public know which roads have been plowed
during and after snow storms.
     Drivers can call up a county map on the Internet to get
minute-by-minute updates.
     Officials say satellites feed plowing data into computers. Each
of the county's 85 plows, sanders and deicers is equipped with GPS
technology that is linked to the vehicle's mechanical systems.
     The county maintains 2,500 miles of roads.