New winter driving features added to Ontario 511 app

ONTARIO —  The Ontario 511 app was released earlier this year on the App Store and Google play to provide safer route planning for truck drivers across the province. The app allows travellers to access up to six hundred live traffic cameras, receive notifications of road closures and incidents, avoid slow-moving traffic, and locate the nearest gas stations or rest areas. But last week, the government of Ontario announced the addition of new winter driving features. 

“Driving during the winter months can be a challenge in every part of the province, and our government remains committed to keeping Ontario’s roads and highways safe,” said Caroline Mulroney, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation. “That’s why we are enhancing the Ontario 511 app with winter safety features that will provide drivers with even more information so they navigate the best route.”

“Through enhancements to the Ontario 511 app, we’re empowering Ontario drivers with up-to-date, accessible and intuitive information at their fingertips to help them stay safe on the roads through the winter months,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for Digital and Data Transformation. “As one of the initiatives outlined in the Ontario Onwards Action Plan, this is another way we’re making vital programs and services more convenient, more reliable and more accessible.”

The expanded features include snowplow tracking, information on road conditions, weather warnings, and up-to-date information on roadside services. To download the app, go to the App Store or Google Play.

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