TripCheck.com provides winter travel information

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TripCheck.com provides winter travel information

Want to check the latest pass conditions on Siskiyou or Sexton mountains? Look to a motorist’s best friend, TripCheck.com, the travel information web site developed by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Detailed maps updated in real time display road conditions and trouble spots, including weather, construction, maintenance and traffic incidents. TripCheck also displays high impact incidents on multiple pages to make them easier to spot.

TripCheck provides more than 200 camera images from urban areas, mountain passes and other key locations throughout Oregon, as well as southern Washington and northern California. Users can create and bookmark custom camera pages with up to 10 different cameras for quick checks of specific routes.

ODOT partnered with the Oregon Travel Information Council, the state agency responsible for the blue services signs along state highways, to provide roadside lodging, restaurant, attraction, and gas station information on the site.

TripCheck also has links to bus, airport, train, bicycle and trucking information; and detailed information on scenic byways, safety rest areas and Sno-Parks.

TripCheck and 511

Travelers in Oregon can dial 511 to access TripCheck road and weather information by phone. You can select updated reports about driving conditions by highway, mountain pass, or major city from easy-to-use menus. The 511 system is user-friendly. The number is easy to remember and dial, and responds to voice as well as touch-tone commands.

If you cannot use 511, call toll-free (800) 977-ODOT (6368) for road and weather information. Outside Oregon, call (503) 588-2941.

Oregon’s 511 service is part of a national travel information program. Whenever you travel in a state with 511, you can obtain that state’s local travel information.

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