New 511 SC travel info system launches

By Lora Chance - email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A new tool is available for drivers in South Carolina.

The new 511 system provides real-time traffic information on all major South Carolina interstates and highways. The automated service provides updates on: construction, lane closures, crashes, congestion and severe weather that is affecting traffic.

Users can call 511 or access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. SCDOT has secured agreements with several wireless/landline providers to be part of the system. For people with a phone service that has not yet agreed to be included, the system can still be accessed by dialing 1.877.511.4672.

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