The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the County’s Department of Information Technology have developed a website to aid residents with their daily commutes.The site is pretty spartan, but considering it is designed to be able to be read from a mobile device if people choose, that's not a bad thing. It is great to see the Sheriff's office taking the initiative to make more information available to the public, quickly.
The website, www.loudoun.gov/traffic, lists traffic incidents worked by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the Middleburg Police Department and the Purcellville Police Department. Commuters can use the site to check their route to and from work to determine if there are any traffic-related issues. “Due to the high volume of traffic on our roadways, something as simple as a stalled vehicle on the shoulder of the road can cause major delays,” said Loudoun Sheriff Steve Simpson. “The website won’t help alleviate traffic, but it will give Loudoun commuters timely accident information and roadway conditions to assist them with their travel plans,” he added.
The listed incidents include major accidents, road closures, property damage accidents, minor accidents, hit and run accidents, traffic signal malfunctions, roadway obstructions and disabled vehicles. - Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sheriff's Office Opens Traffic Website
Following on the launch of a website to track crime reports in Loudoun, the Sheriff's office is launching a traffic website.