Iowa DOT provides traveler info from plow cams

As part of a 2-year-old project to modernize its approach to operations, Iowa DOT this winter has brought travelers new 511 information via dashboard-mounted iPhones on its snowplows. The DOT’s “Track a Plow” service is believed to be the first to offer such real-time photos from a state DOT’s plows. The photos are provided in addition to previously available highway views from stationary cameras.