Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Traffic Resource for the Triad: NCDOT Travel

The NCDOT's Travel page is the best resource for traffic, incidents, and weather advisories in the Triad.  Speed sensors give you real time movement of traffic, and this website also tracks construction, accidents and congestion. There are up-to-the-minute traffic cameras along the major arteries.  

The map above is the current view of the page, showing the traffic congestion after a tractor trailer overturned on I40 under US-52.  The photo below is borrowed from the WXII12 facebook page.

More screen shots of the NCDOT page at the time of the above accident (below).  

From a distance, you can see at a glace that congestion is severe on I40

Zoom in and you can see that I40 is closed under the bridge, with heavy congestion at exit 193, and the Thomasville Road exit is experiencing heavy congestion

Click on the yellow diamond with the exclamation mark, and you'll know the reason for delays

As I was working on this post, this special alert popped onto my screen.
Bookmark this page and use it anytime you need to hit the highway in the Triad!  You can also access national traffic here.

Stay safe and keep your sanity with this indispensable website!

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