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Online map shows Erie County road closures, problems

Online map shows Erie County road closures, problems
Posted at 12:30 PM, Jan 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-29 12:30:29-05

Erie County officials want you to know about a tool you can use to insure your commute goes smoothly.

The Erie County Public Works Highways' Division launched the Road Status Viewer. It's an online map that shows travel restrictions, road closures and incidents.

You can also use the map to report any potholes or other problems on county roads.

“Erie County has over 1,200 center lane miles of road, and now residents and motorists can be up-to-date on what’s happening on any county road at any time. Moreover, this will lead to far greater accuracy in reporting and repairing potholes or other road issues and will decrease the amount of calls our highway crews get for items that are not on county roads,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz.  “This tool pinpoints the road and helps motorists adjust travel plans as necessary. It’s another way we are working to meet drivers’ needs on county roads.”

You can also access the Road Status Viewer through the free Ready Erie Preparedness app. You can download it free on the county's website.