Thursday, September 07, 2017

Highway Evacuation Help

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is urging motorists to use the department’s real-time traffic information tools to ease their evacuation. Traffic can be heavy at times during a hurricane evacuation and we appreciate the public’s patience. The following real- time traffic information tools are available:

•           Florida 511 - FDOT’s official source for traffic information is Florida 511, This website provides real-time traffic information on crashes, incidents, construction, congestion, road closures and detours, and other urgent alerts.
•           Traffic Count Information - Real-time evacuation data for Hurricane Irma on state roads. A summary of selected traffic counter data for state roads is available for review at  This data is updated hourly.
•           Waze - FDOT and Waze have a data sharing partnership to enhance each partner’s ability to provide needed traffic information to the traveling public. Waze ( is a free navigation app that uses information from millions of drivers to navigate traffic in real-time.

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