November 22, 2013 1:47 pm
Updated: November 22, 2013 1:49 pm

AMA Roads Reports no longer tweeting conditions to travellers

A screen capture of the AMA Road Reports twitter account.


CALGARY – The Alberta Motor Association says their popular AMA Road Reports Twitter account will no longer be tweeting road conditions, closures or construction information to their 38,000 followers.

They say they will instead leave those kinds of communication to 511 Alberta to tweet from their Twitter account.

The province unveiled the 511 Alberta road report service earlier this year.

The enhanced road reports include air and pavement temperature and more than 100 highway cameras and maps for those who have a smart phone.

Terry Clovenchok with AMA says they made the decision to alter the content on the Road Reports Twitter account after taking some time to observe how 511 Alberta handled their account after their launch in February.

He says 511 Alberta is the official source for Albertans to go to when looking for information on road conditions, and that their account is quite comprehensive so there was no need to duplicate their efforts.

The AMA Road Reports website will continue to operate, and Terry says they will be back with something new to help travellers.

Their Twitter account will continue to tweet out AMA information and safety tips, as well as retweet updates from drivers.

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