With this post, 1812Blockhouse presents a new series looking at interesting websites with good mobile interfaces that come to our attention, ones that also have some connection to Mansfield and Richland County or which can be helpful to our readers.
We’re calling it: Mobile Richland.
Today we’re looking at a site already used by many Ohio commuters and travelers but, in case you were unaware of it, might make your life a bit easier. This is particularly true as this week heavy snow is hitting north central Ohio in earnest for the first time in many months.
The Ohio Department of Transportation provides a motorists service called “OHGO” that can be very important in planning trips in winter weather.
As presented on its website, OHGO “…provides Ohio travelers with up-to-date information on road conditions, traffic, construction, and other activity affecting roadways managed by The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Information provided by this site is updated frequently and comes from a variety of sources, such as pavement sensors and monitoring stations, traffic cameras, and through direct input by ODOT personnel.”
While the state is divided into regions, it is easy to move the map to show all locations in Ohio. Current traffic alerts, such as for winter weather conditions, are highlighted as are travel time updates, construction areas, and even views from dozens of traffic cameras.
An OHGO app, available on the Apple App Store and Google Play, includes the availability of real time traffic updates delivered directly to your smartphone.
OHGO is easy to reach at: www.ohgo.com.