Have you ever wondered how long it might be until your road is plowed after a snow event?

In an effort to be more transparent, the Calhoun County Road Department (CCRD) last year launched an online application that lets citizens see where and what road department crews are working on.

The service, called ‘CCRD Live,’ is an interactive map that uses GPS coordinates to display the location of our crews, whether they’re plowing snow, patching potholes or even working on road signs. In addition to viewing the current location, you’ll also be able to see where each crew has been for the previous eight hours.

Educators and business owners should be able to use the service to help decide whether to remain open, open late or close for the day during inclement weather by seeing what streets have or have not been plowed.

To view the application, click on the ‘CCRD Live!’ link located in the top right corner of each page. To view locations of our crews, simply select a township from the menu. Next, select the radius in which you wish to view where crews are at. Then, select which type of vehicle you are curious about, such as patching or plowing.

The map will plot the current location of each vehicle in the group, along with a ‘breadcrumb’ trail showing the location each truck has been over the last eight hours. You also have the option of viewing current locations only by clicking the ‘current positions’ button.