NDOT Reminds Drivers to Sign Up for 511 Nevada Travel Alerts in Advance of Winter Driving
CARSON CITY, Nev. – With a light storm forecast this week and holiday travel next week, the Nevada Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to sign up for e-mail and text alerts for their own frequently-traveled state routes.
Launched in 2006, the 511 Nevada Travel Info service allows motorists to dial 511 toll-free, 24 hours a day or log onto nvroads.com for automated state road conditions, on-line traffic cameras, roadway weather information, scheduled event road closures, construction updates and more. Out-of-state callers can dial 1-877-NV-ROADS to receive the same information. With Nevada law prohibiting use of handheld devices while behind the wheel, NDOT asks motorists to dial or log on before driving.
The system’s “MY511NV” feature allows drivers to sign up to receive text or e-mail messages regarding roadway chain requirements, weather, incidents, events and construction on their most-traveled routes. To sign up, users simply log onto nvroads.com, select the “My511 NV” link and register to receive customized reports for state roads of their choice. The alerts are free, excluding text message fees imposed by individual phone carriers.