Travel Information

Dial 511 from any phone during the daytime for the latest travel conditions in North Carolina. Calling outside the state? Dial 1-877-511-4662.

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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

Using 511

When calling 511 – or (877) 511-4662 from outside North Carolina – callers will hear urgent messages regarding closures for major interstates.

On weekdays from 8:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., weekends from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and state holidays from 9:15 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., callers speak directly with an operator who can answer traffic and travel-related questions.

Overnight and during emergencies, travelers should go to for the latest travel information.

Other 511 Systems

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.

Website Toll-Free Number
Virginia 511 (800) 578-4111
South Carolina 511 (877) 511-4672
Tennessee 511 (877) 244-0065
Georgia 511 (877) 694-2511
Florida 511 (866) 511-3352

Additional locations and information about 511 can be found on the Federal Highway Administration's website.