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511 system helps Louisiana motorists evacuate

GasBuddy Blog -- Louisiana's DOT knows how to help motorists get where they need to go. And frankly, they've had too much practice under the most stressful situations. As Hurricane Isaac approached Louisiana this week, the state's Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) was quick to remind citizens they can get the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions by using the 511 Traveler Information System.

"DOTD will work closely with local and state police to close roads, as needed," said DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas, P.E. "Motorists are strongly encouraged to access the 511 Traveler Information System to receive up-to-the-minute information on road closures. Knowing road conditions before leaving home can help motorists...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 8:24:30 AM

after Katrina, one would expect there to be better help for everyone.
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2012 9:43:49 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 7:18:05 PM

Hmm.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 6:55:37 PM

Again?
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 6:05:46 PM

It better work after 2005
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:54:58 PM

Yesterday's news.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:54:09 PM

They have gotten enough practice.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:52:34 PM

awesome
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:51:38 PM

great
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:50:01 PM

I read it before.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:44:03 PM

Old article.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:42:30 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:41:39 PM

Nice when a system works as planned.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:35:09 PM

good one
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:34:54 PM

This has something to do with gas, somewhere
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:32:13 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:31:51 PM

Fascinating.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:28:58 PM

wonder which ignorant politician is going claim he came up with the idea of a 511 system. great if works the way it is supposed to.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:28:52 PM

It works.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:27:12 PM

The irony of it...getting pulled over and ticketed for using a cell phone to call 511 while driving.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:25:36 PM

wonder which ignorant politician is going claim he came up with the idea of a 511 system. great if works the way it is supposed to.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:24:20 PM

Glad to hear it.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:23:26 PM

Finally somthing helpfull for a hange!!
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:22:27 PM

Arkansas West Virginia and Hawaii do not have this service to my knowledge
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:22:12 PM

Hope everyone stays safe
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:19:33 PM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:19:18 PM

The storm is sooooo slow the entire states of Louisiana & Miss should be underwater by now. Good luck use 511...................
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:18:32 PM

i read this yesterday
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:18:29 PM

Sounds great and beneficial, it's to bad they had to have on the job training.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:16:37 PM

it is a good feature, even for leasure driving or vacation trips. CalTrans has something like that.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:14:48 PM

OK
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gr8
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:09:18 PM

Sounds like a good plan!
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:06:37 PM

I never heard of the 511 system before reading this article, but it sounds like it is a worthwhile system.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:06:12 PM

Finally some good news!
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:03:51 PM

That's good
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 4:57:19 PM

511 has been available in several areas, but I've never used it.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 4:55:36 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 4:55:10 PM

Never heard about this before until I read this article yesterday.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 4:54:49 PM

Hmmm...
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 4:51:13 PM

Some thing in government working right...............
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 4:47:48 PM

good, safety
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 4:46:49 PM

511 is a good system.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 4:46:47 PM

That's a good thing!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 4:44:32 PM

The whole country should have it.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 4:43:53 PM

Long over due.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 4:43:34 PM

Good that they have this imformation.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 4:43:09 PM

nice
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 4:41:50 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 4:40:12 PM

I don't need to be told to evacuate
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