Technology Helping AC Expressway Handle Snow

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) -

Gone are the days when a snowstorm would send snowplow crews rushing haphazardly onto New Jersey’s roads and highways.

On the Atlantic City Expressway, technology helps crews know where to go to find the worst-hit areas. A fiber-optic network connects weather stations, road sensors and computer software so that resources can be deployed efficiently.

Weather stations that feature 60-foot antennas monitor the traffic and road surface. Sensors measure the temperature and rainfall and snowfall amounts. Crews can check road temperatures and freezing points for different sections of the highway.