News release

Province Launches 511 TTY/TDD Phone Line

The province's 511 road-condition service is now more accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal launched 511 TTY/TDD today, July 9. By dialing, toll-free, 1-877-355-0511, the deaf and hard of hearing can access road condition information across the province.

"The 511 system is an important tool that allows us to reach drivers across the province, keeping them informed of current road conditions," said Frank Corbett, acting Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "I'm very happy that we are able to reach more Nova Scotians through 511 TTY/TDD and help make their drive safer."

511 TTY/TDD works with TTY devices only. Callers dial the 1-877 number, and follow the prompts on their screen to access the latest road-condition information.

The addition of the TTY/TDD service is the latest enhancement to the province's 511 road information system. Earlier this year, 511 Mobile was introduced, making road-condition information available on handheld devices.

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The province's 5-1-1 road condition service is now more accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing in Nova Scotia.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal launched 5-1-1 T-T-Y T-D-D today (July 9th).

Users can access 5-1-1 T-T-Y T-D-D by dialing toll-free, 1 8-7-7 3-5-5 0-5-1-1.

5-1-1 T-T-Y T-D-D only works with T-T-Y devices.

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