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MnDOT added cameras to some plows so you can see what the roads are like

MnDOT is making winter driving a little more fun.

MnDOT is making winter driving a little more fun.

The transportation agency announced Wednesday that it's strapped "plow cams" to roughly 200 of its 838 plows, which will give people a plow's view of winter road conditions – and where some of the plows are – across Minnesota.

The agency says real-time images from plow cameras will be another way to show motorists what road conditions are like before they start driving, MnDOT explains. It's one of the many features on MnDOT's 511mn.org website aimed at informing drivers.

“If they go on the 511 site and see that travel is not advised, they can actually see an image of the road the cameras take as the plow is traveling. Seeing is believing," Kelly Braunig, the 511 program manager, said.

To see what the plows are up to, go 511mn.org and click "plow cameras" on the menu. Then on the map, you can click on the plow icons to see the plow's photos over the past two hours.

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