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Planning your trip around Northumberland County now even easier with improved travel information service

Posted on Wednesday May 09, 2018

Ontario 511 is a bilingual, digital information service that is offered to the public via three channels:

 

1)    Online at Ontario.ca/511

2)    Twitter – main accounts @511Ontario (English) and @Ontario511 (French) plus regional accounts

3)    Telephone – dial 5-1-1

 

Giving travellers accurate and timely weather and trip information helps people get where they need to be, helps manage congestion and keeps Ontario’s roads safe.

 

Ontario 511 is ideal for Northumberland County residents looking for information before their trips begin on provincial highways in the area.

 

New features of the more user friendly site include route planning, personalized alerts and the ability to save and check any of the 450 cameras on Ontario highways. The site also features information such as weather, winter road conditions and construction info – all directly provided by your Ministry of Transportation to you.

 

FACTS ABOUT ONTARIO 511

 

  • The Ontario 511 website is one of the government’s most popular websites receiving approximately 12 million hits annually; Ontario 511 twitter accounts have more than 60,000 followers; and last year the Ontario 511 phone channel received approximately 250,000 calls.

 

  • Current Ontario 511 users include commuters, commercial drivers and tourists.
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