So the winter storm known as Nemo has come and gone from the city. It was forecasted at its worst to drop 18-24 inches of snow on the city, but in the end it looks like it ended up being around 10-12 inches. While not an incredibly crippling amount, it’s still a significant amount of snow. From all reports, it looks like the state of Connecticut and the city of Boston seemed to take a much harder hit.
One of the things that the city rolled out this storm was their PlowNYC online map that featured snow plow tracking throughout the city:
This? Is really pretty cool.
And it’s also pretty amazingly accurate.
I noted the time the plow went past my window, and when I checked the site 20+ minutes later it had updated the map to be within a minute from my time. The map does only update every 30 minutes so it isn’t exactly “Live” tracking, but that is way better than having nothing and having to guess whether a street has been plowed before heading out into the snow covered world.