Beginning Monday, Nov. 22, the Idaho Road Report will increase to four times daily, providing updates on weather-related road conditions across Idaho's highway system at 5:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Twice-daily reports have been available since Nov. 1.
The reports are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (including weekends and holidays) by phone or on the Internet.
The hotline number is 1-888-IDA-ROAD (432-7623). For access to online road condition information, visit the transportation department's road report on the Web at itd.idaho.gov and click on Traveler Services.
The online report offers the additional feature of a Road/Weather Integrated Data System. The system provides real-time weather information from approximately 300 sites in Idaho and the surrounding states, including 35 Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) sites.
RWIS provides real-time atmospheric weather data, pavement temperature and surface conditions at those locations. The Internet site features web camera views from 21 locations in Idaho along with locations in Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Links to weather forecasts, weather warnings and radar and satellite images also are available.
When road conditions across the state become generally favorable - usually in late March or early April - the road report service will switch from reporting weather-related conditions to reporting construction activities that impact traffic.
The road report is organized into five menu options for road condition information: Northern Idaho, Southwestern Idaho, Eastern Idaho, Interstates/U.S. 95 and emergency highway road closures.