The Iowa Department of Transportation has added a new "Traffic Incident" website to help motorists on state-owned highways. D.O.T. spokesperson Dena Gray-Fisher says it’s information they’ve had in the past, but didn’t have a way to pass it on. She says they pass on information about roadways blocked by flooding, or snow or if there’s a crash that blocks a roadway, or hazardous spills and train derailments that may block a road.
Gray-Fisher says the site is another tool for travelers. Gray-Fisher says you can use the site to plan ahead before you leave, or sign up for an R-S-S feed that will send the information to your mobile device to allow you to adjust your travel to avoid problems. Gray-Fisher says it’s the most up-to-date information the D.O.T. has available.
She says the D.O.T’s operational staff are monitoring traffic cameras, talking with the state patrol, and with D.O.T. crews about what’s happening, and will be able to share the info with the public.
The "Traffic Incident" website s available through the Iowa D.O.T’s home page . Gray-Fisher says the new site complements the other traveler informational such as the 5-1-1 phone service and 5-1-1 website.