Snow Plow Tracking Goes Digital

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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: A snow plow passes in front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. The DC area is embracing a snowstorm which could bring as much as 10 inches of snow. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Road crews across the D.C. area are getting ready for a winter storm that will dump a significant amount of snow on the region -- and you can track their progress digitally.

    The D.C. area is likely to see 6-9 inches of wet, heavy snow.  The D.C. area is likely to see 6-9 inches of wet, heavy snow.

    In Virginia, VDOT says it will have more than 12,000 snow plows and salt trucks working to clear roads statewide. More than 4,000 of those crews can be deployed in northern Virginia. The Maryland State Highway Administration says it has up to 2,400 pieces of snow equipment on standby.

    Once crews have been dispatched, you can follow their progress online.

    Using VDOT's Snow Plow Tracker, you can see in real time when the trucks are clearing your neighborhood. In the District, there's a "Snow Response Reporting System." While is isn't a live GPS tracker, it does update frequently. 

    Below are some other snow plow trackers you can use: