Get text alerts from MoDOT before traveling for the holidays | News
JEFFERSON CITY - MoDOT has added a text alerts so Missouri drivers can get urgent road information sent straight to their mobile device.
“Text alerts from our real-time traffic services, Kansas City Scout and Gateway Guide, are popular in Missouri’s metropolitan areas,” said Matt Hiebert, MoDOT production manager. “Now motorists in the rest of the state can also benefit from these notifications.”
Just visit www.modot.org/eupdates to sign up for the service. You don’t even need a smart phone , according to MoDOT, just one that can receive text messages.
According to MoDOT, if you already have an E-update account, just login and add your provider information and cellphone number.
But if you’re new to E-updates, just create an account and choose which counties, routes and regions you want to know about.
Current E-update subscribers just need to go to the sign-in page and supply their cell phone number and provider name. Their subscriptions will carry over.
When there’s trouble on a road or region you’ve added, whether it’s weather-related or an incident, MoDOT staff says they will send notifications to everyone who’s signed up. You’ll get a short message telling you what’s going on.
And if you want to opt out of the service later, just log in to your account and remove your cell phone information.
A MoDOT E-update account is required and data charges may apply depending on your cell phone package.
Even if you don’t opt in for the text alert option, E-updates keeps drivers informed of road conditions, project information and other transportation-related info through email.
MoDOT reminds everyone that distracted driving is a major contributor to traffic crashes and this feature should never be used while driving.
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