State updates travel information systemAs Wisconsin prepares for the first significant snow storm of the season, motorists can rely on an upgraded state travel information system.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Wisconsin prepares for the first significant snow storm of the season, motorists can rely on an upgraded state travel information system.
The state's 511 system has new tools to alert drivers to hazardous roads and has increased server capacity to ensure it doesn't crash during heavy use. The system has new features that give motorists more ways to access information. Use can also create custom profiles to lock in your frequently-traveled routes.
Department of Transportation traffic engineer Chris Quesnell tells the Wausau Daily Herald the system also now allows users to receive text alerts. You can access the system by punching 511 on your phone or online at www.511wi.gov.
Information from: Wausau Daily Herald, http://www.wausaudailyherald.com.