511 New York gives you real-time traffic alerts, accident info, road closures, road conditions and more. It's free and available 24/7.

511 is the national three-digit phone number reserved for travel information. It's voice activated and uses your phone's location to put you in the correct area for travel updates that you can customize for alerts in specific areas in NYS.

When Cindy was visiting the Department of Transportation with Jim Piccola, she saw their participation in 511 New York. The video shows how NYS can give you real-time information via cameras on all the key roadways. Those who are monitoring the TV's have the ability to move cameras to areas where additional information is needed.


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