Connecticut launches free 'E-Alert' system for highways

| 4/22/2005

A free e-mail alert system is now operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Connecticut to warn truckers and other drivers about incidents on highways and rail lines.

Governor M. Jodi Rell announced the launch of the system Friday, April 22. It is being operated by the state Department of Transportation.

According to information on the Connecticut DOT Web site, the traffic e-alerts will be generated from the DOT’s Highway Operations Centers in Newington and Bridgeport, which monitor approximately 240 highway cameras at key locations in the state.

To sign up for the free e-mail alerts, go to the state DOT Web site at andfollow these directions:

  1. Go to “Traffic Incidents” using the navigation menu on the left side of the page.
  2. Go to “Register to Receive E-Traffic Alerts,” then click on “Register Now.”
  • Enter required information, then submit.
  • You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your registration
  • Within three to six hours, you will begin to receive E-Traffic alerts

Please note, if you use sender blocking or an allowed list to filter unwanted e-mails, please place the following e-mail address in your allowed list:

Subscribers must register for each e-mail address at which they wish to receive e-traffic alerts.

“This new service will make our transportation system work better and allow traffic to flow more smoothly by providing ‘real-time’ information about congestion spots,” Gov. Rell said in a written statement.

“Subscribers will get notice of highway incidents expected to last at least an hour, as well as updates on the incidents and notice that the roads have been cleared.”