It's That Time of Year Again: Snow Season!

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Lake County Transportation Updates

It's That Time of Year Again: Snow Season!

December is here, which means SNOW SEASON is upon us!

Have you ever wondered what it looks like from behind the wheel of a snow plow? Watch this video taken from a dashboard camera last winter, and learn more about our operations as the plow clears Lake County highways. Which roads do we maintain? Map of LCDOT Snow Routes.

Snow Plow Dash Cam Video

Lake County PASSAGE: View Camera Images from Major Intersections

Did you know that you can look in on the road conditions from your computer or mobile device before you hit the roads? You have access to the PASSAGE cameras which means you can look at real-time snapshots from major intersections. Go to, turn on camera images in “Layer Options” at the top right, find intersections along your route, and check road conditions in each direction.

Image from PASSAGE cameras
Image from PASSAGE camera at O'Plaine Rd and Washington St, Dec. 2016

Other Resources:
Here at the Lake County Division of Transportation, we have been preparing for Snow Season for several weeks. Now it's your turn! Please review these resources and be prepared before the snow flies. 

LCDOT Snow Season Story Map: This interactive mapping tool explains everything you need to know about our snow and ice removal operations.

Don’t Crowd the Plow: Even if you've already seen this video, please take a moment to watch it again to refresh your memory with valuable safety tips. Tell your young drivers, your friends, and your coworkers too. Give plow drivers space to do their jobs, and we can all get to our destinations safely. 

Ask A Snow Plow Driver: You asked your questions, and our plow drivers answered! Hear directly from them about what they see on the roads, and the challenges they face when clearing the roads for you. If you have additional questions, you can submit them here: Ask A Snow Plow Driver. This page explains what actions to take when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service, and what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold. Look for advice on what to include in an emergency kit for your car


Don't Crowd the Plow Play Button

Contact Information:
Brooke Hooker, Communications Coordinator