New technology to help towns and villages coordinate their response during winter storms was announced Thursday. Thew new program is called “the snow and ice board” and was announced by County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo.
Public works departments from across Monroe County can input weather conditions, snowfall rates, and removal efforts.
Then, other towns will get that information in real time to help coordinate their response.
“If there was a blizzard moving form west to east, then Kirk Morrison in the Town of Greece, can give advanced notice to our friends in Webster about the severity of the storm,” said Dinolfo. “Then Webster can call in extra help. Folks in other municipalities along the way can do so as well.”
The snow and ice board will also help the county’s office of emergency management determine road closures or travel advisories.