THE WINDY city, Chicago, has launched Chicago Shovels, a suite of web applications designed to keep the city's residents in the know when the snow clogs roads and sidewalks.
The site says, "Chicago is strongest when people, government and business work together in the face of adversity, challenges, and even Mother Nature. Chicago Shovels is a tool to help connect the public with City winder resources and empower neighbors to come together to help Chicago navigate winter."
Featured services include a plow tracker, adopt a sidewalk, snow corps and Winter apps. Residents can also sign up for SMS alerts as well as service requests.