With Presidents Day on Monday, Silicon Valley is en masse travelling to the Lake Tahoe area for a skiing break. The 3.5 hour drive can become a true nightmare when the weather turns bad however.
But that's where internet comes in.
The California Transportation department has put up several internet connected cameras that allow travellers to see what conditions are like. And we're not talking about a stamp-sized webcam that refreshes every 5 minutes, but a 290k live stream. You can actually see the poor souls freezing their behinds of while they are putting on their snow chains.
If you like it a bit more old school, there are also the text based traffic advisories.
The 511.org service that gives estimated driving times for now only works for the Bay Area.
I'm telling, that internet thing is going to be big some day.
Live streaming traffic cam
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