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Last updated 6:02PM ET
March 17, 2018
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
Drivers Get the 5-1-1 on Colorado Roadways
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: Drivers on the go now have an easier way to find out road and weather conditions in Colorado. KSUT's Joan Zwisler has more.

JOAN: The state department of transportation has a new 5-1-1 traveler information number.

It's available to all landlines and cell phones in Colorado.

Peggy Catlin is CDOT's Acting Executive Director.

She said the number may help drivers avoid the frustration of unplanned delays.

5-1-1 provides the latest information on state road and weather conditions, highway closures and detours, planned construction or maintenance activities, chain restrictions and Amber Alerts.

5-1-1 is an addition to CDOT's traveler information services, not a replacement for the other information phone numbers.

CDOT's traveler information website is still the same - .

From KSUT, I'm Joan Zwisler.

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