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City of Omaha plow trucks at work during a January snow. 

LINCOLN — Nebraskans now have a new way to track the condition of icy roads — cameras mounted on state snowplows.

Called “Plow Tracker,” motorists can view current road conditions by accessing a website, https://plows.nebraska.gov/index.html.

The dashboard-mounted plow cams are a supplement to the state’s present system of providing road conditions by dialing 511 or accessing the website, www.511.nebraska.gov. There is also a Nebraska 511 smartphone app.

The Plow Tracker map displays where snowplows are working across the state. By clicking on the yellow plow icons, you get the view in front of the plow.

Kyle Schneweis, director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation, said Plow Tracker is another example of innovation by the agency.

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