SC implements 511 system for road information

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina has implemented a new telephone system to provide road condition information to motorists.

The State newspaper reported Wednesday that the state Transportation Department is providing SC511 Travel Information Service for free by telephone.

Coordinator Mike Bowman said Tuesday the initial system is up and running. It's available to wireless customers of AT&T, Sprint/Nextel, Comporium, Farmers Telephone, Horry Telephone, Sandhill Telephone, West Carolina, Time Warner and Spirit Telecom.

The service also can be accessed by dialing 1-877-511-4672.

Wireless phone charges for voice or text messages may apply.

The system provides information about conditions on the interstate system and U.S. highways 21, 278, 501 and 17 as well as S.C. highways 277, 170, 22 and 31.

Information from: The State,

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