Ohio launches new website -- ohgo.com -- for traffic updates on your cellphone, tablet, computer

CLEVELAND - A new website from the Ohio Department of Transportation could help you avoid a big traffic jam on your way to/from work.

The new site, ohgo.com , replaces buckeyetraffic.org and is designed to work with more devices, including your smartphone's Web browser, tablet devices and regular computers.

ODOT said the new site will provide these details about your commute:
- Current highway traffic speeds
- Traffic accidents, slowdowns, and tie-ups
- Travel times from one location to another
- Road construction, closures and delays
- Traffic cameras to view current travel conditions, as they happen
- Winter road conditions available from November through April each season

"The price we pay for sitting in traffic is significant. It's time away from our families and money spent on wasted fuel," said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. "Ohgo.com will allow motorists to log on, look for traffic tie-ups and pick the best route – saving both time and money."

ODOT said future plans for the site include alerts for incidents affecting your specific commute.

Of course, you can stay up-to-date on traffic information before you leave for work or school by watching Good Morning Cleveland from 4:30 to 7 a.m. on NewsChannel5. Also, follow traffic anchor Jackie Zabielski on Twitter ( @JackieTraffic ) for immediate information about major highway backups.

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