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      MoDOT offers text alerts

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

      The 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.