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WisDOT now offers traffic updates via Twitter

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Just as spring construction is beginning, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is now offering another way to get traffic updates — through Twitter.

State officials say an operator at the state’s traffic operations center provides updates about congestion, delays and accidents almost right after they’ve happened.

Traffic Operations Engineer Chris Quesnell encourages people to look at the updates as they are planning their drive and not to view while driving.

Different areas of the state have different Twitter handles.

To sign up for traffic tweets, go to www.511wi.gov, and click on the Twitter – 511 Traffic Incident Information Quick Link.

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