Motorists traveling through North Carolina can call 511 during the day for the latest road conditions and other important information, including:
- Crashes, weather-related closures and road construction
- Transfers to neighboring states' 511 systems
When calling 511 – or (877) 511-4662 from outside North Carolina – callers will hear urgent messages regarding closures for major interstates.
On weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and state holidays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., callers speak directly with an operator who can answer traffic and travel-related questions.
Overnight and during emergencies, travelers should go to DriveNC.gov for the latest travel information.
While in North Carolina, travelers can get travel information for other states in the region at the following websites and toll-free numbers listed below.
Additional locations and information about 511 can be found on the Federal Highway Administration's website.