You can get Colorado traffic alerts by text, e-mail |

You can get Colorado traffic alerts by text, e-mail

Vail Daily
Vail, CO Colorado
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The Colorado Department of Transportation launched a communications tool that will allow users to receive e-mail and text message updates on travel conditions and other transportation topics.

Currently, CDOT is offering updates on road condition information, news releases and construction information across the state, broken down by specific corridors and regions of the state.

“With the technology available today, we wanted to expand our communication methods and provide more real-time information to the traveling public,” said CDOT Executive Director Russell George. “This new tool will allow users to directly receive the information they are interested in and hopefully help them prepare for travel delays and construction.”

Signing up to receive updates is easy and free (standard text messaging rates apply) and can be completed in three simple steps.

1. Visit and click on the icon in upper right corner entitled “Sign up for Email and Wireless Alerts.”

2. Enter your e-mail address and decide if you want your account password protected and if you want to receive e-mail, text alerts or both (not all items are available as a text alert).

3. First-time subscribers are then presented with a list of all subscription items available. All you have to do is select the updates you want to receive and hit “Submit.”

Once an account is created and the subscription lists are selected, users will receive e-mail or text message alerts for the topics selected. hose who opt to receive text message alerts are reminded that it’s not only unsafe, but illegal to text while driving in Colorado.

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