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How Do I Find Out About Traffic Conditions on Long Island, NY?

-Learn where to find out about current traffic conditions on Long Island

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You're out driving, but you're not sure of the best route to take to avoid traffic. Luckily, there's an easy way to find out about current traffic conditions on Long Island and the NY Metropolitan area, and it's free and available 24/7.

Just go to www.511ny.org or call 511. The information is up to date and more detailed than the facts that you'd get on a brief news slot on the radio or TV. In addition, the 511 NY system will give you detailed information on transit service, transit trip planning, carpooling and other services that you might not get in the news.

For instance, 511 NY features information on conditions for alternate routes that you might want to take to your destination, and it can tell you about closures, construction, current traffic speeds and more on the roads that you're traveling.

You can also get information on weather conditions and forecasts, door-to-door transit trip planning, intercity bus and rail services, park-and-ride lot locations, ferries, tunnels and bridges and more.

The information is also available to the speech-impaired, hearing-impaired and vision-impaired.

If you are speech-impaired, you can use the touch tone system by pressing "0" at each new menu to hear touch-tone options, and then press the number of your choice.

Hearing-impaired callers should dial 711 or go to www.i711.com. They will be connected to an operator who can then connect them to the 511 service.

Vision-impaired callers can access most of the information on the website, which is in HTML or ASCII (plain text) formats. Please note that some files may require extra software or plug-ins to access Adobe Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF), Adobe Flash® and Microsoft Office®.

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