(JUNEAU, Alaska) – As colder temperatures descend across many parts of the state, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) reminds drivers to take proper caution in preparing for safe winter travel.
Drivers can access real-time travel information by visiting 511.alaska.gov, or dialing 5-1-1 to hear National Weather Service weather watches, and access the Alaska Marine Highway System schedules or speak to a reservation agent. Road Weather Information cameras, which are placed on several roads across Alaska, can also be viewed on the 511 website.
ADOT&PF offers these tips to make winter transportation safer:
Travelers can also check the department’s social media outlets for updates on the 511 Facebook or Twitter pages. Alaska 511 maintains regional Twitter handles for travelers in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Valdez, Denali, Tok, Tazlina, in Dalton Highway, Kenai peninsula and the Mat-Su valley.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”
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