Raleigh, NC – As the state is suffering under wintry conditions it is a good time to review the available tech options to assist you. North Carolina has developed several web and mobile sites to aid in navigating winter conditions.
In addition to web and mobile apps, we know that a strong social media plan is not only important for daily two-way communication with citizens, but is a vital part of emergency planning and preparedness. In fact in Governor Pat McCrory’s press conference this morning, he mentioned that NC DOT Secretary Tony Tata had reported that social media had helped to get information quickly as to where the slick spots were across the state.
Travelers are urged to call 511 or go to www.ncdot.org for up to date roadway conditions. Motorists are reminded to only use 911 for emergencies so those lines are not overloaded with non-emergency calls.
The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Traveler Information Management System (TIMS) lets commuters check road and weather conditions in real-time from their computers and smartphones any time, anywhere. The goal of TIMS is to help drivers “know before you go.”