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Old 04-16-2012, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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I drive semi trucks on and off as one form of employment from time to time.
As of last year, I spent plenty of time doing hauls through the states mentioned above.
When it comes to winter driving or road closures in general, the respective DOT websites offer text and email warnings regarding road conditions in advance.
One reason I like this is because it better enables me to get a different appointment time for a delivery/pickup and also to knock the "surprise element" out should a chaining of tires awaits miles up.

That said, I had the displeasure of hauling freight through Oregon and Washington during the past Dec/Jan period.

No advance warnings available from their sites and I run into a "surprise chaining fest" on the 84 due to ice.

With that out of the way, which other states DOT agencies have a text/email option for road conditions?

I figure a compiled list would be good for regular travelers as well since they're bound to face the same at some point.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:57 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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For both CALTRANS (California) and SANDAG (San Diego), it looks like there's both on-line and phone info available. But none of it is "push" ... you need to look or call for it.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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For both CALTRANS (California) and SANDAG (San Diego), it looks like there's both on-line and phone info available. But none of it is "push" ... you need to look or call for it.
Kind of unfortunate with the amount of drivers using the roads in the west-coast states every day and they don't even the same systems I mentioned.
Just more places on the list to generally avoid during dumpy weather, especially if you don't have the luxury of being able to check certain things like this, pre-trip.
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