511 travel information, provided by WYDOT, includes the following:
- Road surface conditions (dry, wet, slick, etc.);
- Travel advisories currently in effect;
- Temporary and seasonal closures;
- Current weather conditions; and
- Short-term weather forecasts (up to six hours ahead)
Callers can choose the route in which they are interested. After selecting the route, they can hear a condition report for the entire route,
or for only a portion of the route. Callers can also choose to hear the report corresponding to their direction of travel.
The weather forecasts include predicted changes in temperatures, wind speed and direction, and visibility for the upcoming six hours.
511 reports are based on first-hand observations of conditions, primarily from WYDOT maintenance crew members. Input is also provided by public-spirited
volunteers via the "Enhanced Citizen-Assisted Report" (ECAR) program.
Wyoming 511 also provides a number for callers who are interested in hearing tourism-related information, as well as contact information for
travel information services in neighboring states.