Alex Goldmark is a senior producer in the newsroom for New Tech City and Transportation Nation.
In New York, the city is managing expectations ahead of the blizzard hitting the Northeast Friday evening with a detailed plan showing which streets will get plowed first.
Once plows and salt spreaders hit the NYC streets, residents can follow their progress at the PlowNYC website.
Neither city is actively plowing yet--according to the maps. This storm may prove to be a first major test of how useful citizens find this kind of real time location information, and how accurate it will be.