January 26, 2024
GPS Tracking Now Available on Oneida County Plow Trucks
County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the public can now track Oneida County Department of Public Works (OCDPW) vehicles through online GPS technology as they remove snow and ice from their road routes.
“This technology allows our residents to see when and where roads are being cleared and salted by county vehicles,” Picente said. “Our new GPS tracking map will assist in travel planning during the winter months and make it safer and more convenient. We are constantly looking for ways to be more innovative and provide our residents with the best possible service.”
OCDPW operates 28 vehicles that plow and salt over 400 total miles of state-owned roads. It also plows all of the county roads in the Towns of Augusta and Florence. OCDPW does not provide snow and ice removal for any municipal-owned roads in villages, towns or the cities of Utica and Rome. The county contracts with towns and villages to plow and salt the majority of county roads within their municipalities. The GPS tracking is only available on county-owned plows and the routes they are responsible for.
The GPS tracking map can be found on the county’s website here. Tracking is initiated when the vehicle’s salt spreaders are active. The map offers an address search function and allows residents to search by day and time. The live function of the map operates on a 10-minute delay.
The vehicles’ GPS system also provides DPW with real-time mechanical status monitoring which improves safety for drivers and the public.
"I am excited by the opportunities this new technology presents for the county and our residents,” said OCDPW Commissioner Matthew Baisley. “County Executive Picente is committed to efforts that provide better and more efficient services to our community.”
Below is a map of the roads that are plowed by Oneida County and are available for GPS tracking.