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No.: 12-2524
Contact: Jeremy Woodrow, 907-465-8994,

New Alaska 511 Twitter Handle for Statewide Driving Conditions

(Juneau, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) recently announced that the Twitter handle @alaska511 can now be followed to receive statewide driving condition updates.

The statewide 511 account will tweet Very Difficult and/or Hazardous driving conditions and incidents. The tweets are also linked to the Alaska 511 Facebook page, thus providing another user-friendly format online to receive timely information.

Travelers can follow either the statewide handle @alaska511 or any of the following area-wide 511 Twitter accounts: ak511_Anchorage, ak511_Fairbanks, ak511_Southeast, ak511_Peninsula, ak511_Mat-Su, ak511_Tok, ak511_Tazlina, ak511_Valdez, ak511_Dalton, and ak511_Denali.

Before heading out drivers are encouraged to dial 5-1-1 from any phone in Alaska or view one of three online options for statewide driving condition updates: @alaska511 on Twitter, or

Alaska 511 is also available for mobile devices via the iPhone/iPad App available on iTunes or by the mobile-ready website Drivers are advised to check their mobile devices before starting their vehicle or while completely stopped.

Alaska 511 Links:



iPhone/iPad App:

Mobile Site:

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) oversees 254 airports, 11 ferries serving 33 communities, 5,700 miles of highway and 660 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of ADOT&PF is to “Get Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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