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Feb 06

Police share Super Bowl 50 traffic and alert information resources

Posted on February 6, 2016 at 10:36 am by Clay Curtin

Super Bowl 50 is here, and locations across the Bay Area are hosting events to celebrate. Hundreds of visitors are flooding the region, bringing increased traffic and more activities. The public can expect traffic delays and overall congestion. The California Highway Patrol created a public alerts website that the drivers and fans can reference before heading out. The website updates whenever an incident may affect traffic in the region.

In addition, Nixle, a social media platform and alert system, has teamed up with the Bay Area’s Joint Information Center to offer a text alert tool to keep locals and visitors safe and informed leading up to and during Super Bowl 50. To opt-in, residents, visitors, fans and attendees can simply text the keyword SB50 to 888777 to receive the latest information from the JIC throughout the event. Subscribers will receive safety, weather, traffic and emergency alerts. Current subscribers in the affected areas will continue to receive their regular local alerts from Nixle and can choose to opt-in to SB50 for Super Bowl-specific information.

With the festivities and increased population throughout the Peninsula, please be on the alert of anything suspicious. If you need to report a non-emergency situation, please call local police at 650-330-6300. If it is an emergency, dial 9-1-1. Remember, “If you see something suspicious, say something.” You are encouraged to report it. Please be safe and have a great weekend.

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