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The next time snow falls, it will be a lot easier to see which roads have been plowed and which you should avoid. Cincinnati's new CincyInsights website is up and running. It provides up-to-date information on snow plowing, heroin hot spots, pot holes and more.

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Cincinnati officials cut the ribbon Wednesday on a project they said will make government faster, more effective and smarter.  

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The city of Cincinnati, like many government institutions, collects a vast amount of data.  But public access to that information has been limited or not user friendly.  

Interim City Manager Scott Stiles has approved an administrative rule change to make it easier.

“The information that’s going to be shared belongs to all the citizens of Cincinnati,” Stiles said.  “They own it, we want them to be able to use it in the best ways possible.”

His office will soon begin meeting with city departments to explain the new policy.