MoDOT offers text alerts

Missouri drivers now have a new way to find out road conditions.


Missouri Department of Transportation

has added a text alert option to its popular "E-update"

email subscription system


You don't even need a smartphone ... just one that can receive text messages.

Signing up is easy. If you already have an E-update account, just login and add your provider information and cell phone number. That's it! If you're new to E-updates, create an account and choose which counties, routes and regions you want to know about.

Current E-update subscribers just need to go to the sign-in page and supply their cell phone number and provider name. Their subscriptions will carry over.

When there's trouble on a road or region you've added, whether it's weather-related or an incident, our staff will send notifications to everyone who's signed up. You'll get a short message telling you what's going on.

If you want to opt out of the service later, just log in to your account and remove your cell phone information.

A MoDOT E-update account is required and data charges may apply depending on your cell phone package.