New Online Program For Midwestern Ontario Drivers

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Ontario’s Transportation Ministry has rolled out a new online program that will help make winter driving a little safer.

The “Track My Plow” Program was launched in the Owen Sound Region on Tuesday, and will give the public online access to up to date information like weather conditions , weather alerts, road conditions and will show the public exactly where snowplows are working.

And it’s all done in real time.

The Ministry of Transportation’s Director of Maintenance says it all boils down to making our roads that much safer for motorists in Midwestern Ontario, especially during inclement winter weather.

The Track My Plow program will give users access to online information including real-time locations of snowplows.

The Track My Plow program will give users access to online information including real-time locations of snowplows.

“These tools, we really see it as certainly allowing the drivers to plan for their trip before they start their trip, you know, whether they want to delay their trip, go a different route, whatever the case so it’s really focusing on safe winter driving,” says Kevin Bentley.

The Owen Sound Region covers all highways within Grey, Bruce and Huron Counties along with parts of Wellington and Perth counties.

The Track My Plow Program also works in line with the MOT’s 511 Ontario Website and gives real time, up to date Twitter feeds from both the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, 511 and the Ontario Provincial Police.

The public can also access a number of highway cameras at various locations throughout the region for current footage of road conditions.

“Now the public can actually see Twitter feeds showing any information about the highways in the area, you can also see live camera images of all the camera’s in this area and then now, the newest feature is you can follow where all the plows are,” adds Bentley.

Bentley says the province has worked to give Ontario’s drivers one stop shopping for all the information needed for safe travel in winter.

For more information, visit Track My Plow.