Monday, December 18, 2000

Tips for road travelers




        • Make sure a friend or family member knows the itinerary and arrival time.

        • Check the weather beforehand along the route and at the destination.

        • Keep a blanket, flares, candles, a flashlight, and fresh water and some food in the vehicle in case of an outage or cold weather.

        • For regional traffic information, travelers can tune in 24 hours a day to Highway Advisory Radio at AM 530, call 211, or go online at www.cincinnati.com/traffic or www.artimis.org.

        Regional highway hot spots (within five-hour drive)
       
South

        • I-75 (Kentucky): Construction from I-275 south to just below I-71/75 split; some construction in southern Kentucky.

        • I-75 (Tennessee): Construction around Knoxville and Chattanooga.

        • I-71 (Kentucky): Construction south of Carrollton.

        • I-65 (Kentucky): Construction north of Bowling Green.
       North

        • I-71 (Ohio): Construction around Lebanon; in Columbus; and north of Columbus.

        • I-75 (Ohio): Scattered construction between Dayton and Toledo; and some in Detroit
       West

        • I-65 (Indiana): Some construction in Indianapolis north of Lafayette.

        • I-294 Beltway around Chicago: Heavy traffic expected during peak hours.

        • I-70 (Illinois): Construction near St. Louis.
       East

        • I-70 (Ohio): Scattered construction.

        • I-70 (Pennsylvania) Turnpike: heavy construction.
       Source: AAA Cincinnati

        Regional numbers

        • Ohio State Highway Patrol: (877) 647-28765 (OH-PATROL).

        • Ohio road conditions: (888) 264-7623 (2-OH-ROAD).

        • Kentucky State Police: (800) 222-5555.

        • Kentucky road conditions: (800) 459-7623.

        • Indiana State Police: 911. (This will access the local post from highway).

        • Indiana road conditions: (800) 261-7623.

       



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