Super Bowl 50 is almost here, and locations all across the Bay Area are hosting events to celebrate the occasion. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to flood into the region, bringing with them increased traffic congestion and delays.
In an effort to keep the public aware of incidents which might affect their commutes, the CHP has created a website that you can reference before heading out: http://www.superbowl50traffic.com.
The CHP website will be updated whenever an incident is expected to affect traffic in the region. Its Twitter feed (@CHP_GoldenGate) and Facebook page (http://facebook.com/CHPGoldenGate) will also be updated with any incidents affecting the region.
In a press release, the CHP said, “Our law enforcement partners have teamed up with Nixle to keep the public aware of any Super Bowl related incidents which might affect them. To sign up for these alerts, simply text SB50 to 888777, and you will be signed up for emergency, traffic, and weather alerts specifically related to the Super Bowl.”
The CHP will staff additional patrols to keep the Bay Area moving throughout these events. “We ask for the public’s assistance in keeping the roadways clear,” the CHP said. “Please drive defensively, avoid distracted or impaired driving, and be vigilant. If you are involved in a collision without injuries, please clear the lanes of traffic to the right shoulder. “