Iowa DOT Offers Winter Travel Information – Online, Anytime

511 information is available in several convenient formats,

select the one that best meets your needs.

  • By phone (call 511 within Iowa or 800-288-1047 toll-free nationwide).
  • On Facebook and Twitter (visit details).
  • On the Internet at
  • In a mobile device-compatible format (visit
  • Email and/or text message (Get personalized “My Reports” alerts via email and/or text message. Alerts keep travelers informed about traffic incidents, road closures and other restrictions that affect the highway routes users have preselected. It’s easy to subscribe to My Reports and sign up to receive the email/text alerts. Visit simple, step-by-step instructions.)


Media access to an Iowa DOT Highway Division spokesperson will be provided from 4 a.m. – 10 p.m. during significant winter events; call 515-233-7960 for assistance.