Public notification system implented in Fayette County

Local - 5/3/2013 4:20 PM by Rebecca Turco
FAYETTEVILLE - Fayette County residents can now be electronically alerted about emergencies and other notices through Nixle, a public notification system.

Director of Emergency Management Shawn Wolford made the announcement at Friday's county commission meeting. Nixle allows for instantaneous mass messages by e-mail, text and phone alerts.

Wolford explained these alerts can warn residents about weather events and traffic delays from an accident. "We can instantly get the word out that a certain roadway is blocked and maybe for an extended period of time (people should) take a detour," he said.

To sign up for these alerts, go to www.Nixle.com or text your zip code to 888-777.

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