511 – Its Great in the Summertime, Too
AMES, Iowa – July 1, 2013 – With many people preparing to take to the highways for a long holiday over July 4, the Iowa Department of Transportation is reminding travelers that planning ahead is a good way to reduce travel headaches.
Iowa’s 511 service is a 24-hour/seven-days-a-week service of the Iowa DOT that provides real-time updates about weather-related road conditions, road work, commercial vehicle restrictions, traffic incidents, road closures and other events that impact traffic.
Get highway route reports, view camera images, see weather warnings, read the messages displayed on active electronic road signs, and see traffic speeds in certain locations.
Iowa’s traveler information system, 511, is available:
- By phone (call 511 in Iowa or 800-288-1047 nationwide).
- On Facebook and Twitter (visit http://www.iowadot.gov/511/socialmedia.html for details).
- On the Internet on either desktop or mobile devices at www.511ia.org.
For personalized route information, the Iowa DOT offers “My Routes” alerts via email and/or text message. Alerts keep travelers informed about traffic incidents, road closures and other restrictions that affect the highway routes users have preselected.
It’s easy to subscribe to My Reports and sign up to receive the email/text alerts. Visit http://www.iowadot.gov/511/MyReportsAlerts.html for simple, step-by-step instructions.
Contact: Sinclair Stolle at 515-239-1933 or firstname.lastname@example.org