No need for an app with Sig Alert's maps
During a recent weekend afternoon drive from Los Angeles to San Diego, I was stuck in heavy traffic -- unusually heavy considering the day and time I was traveling. Sure, I could have relied on dedicated apps, such as iPhone's built-in map app or MapQuest 4 Mobile, to see exactly where the traffic would loosen up, but I wanted to know exactly what was causing the traffic. So I turned to sigalert.com instead.
For many California and Arizona natives, the term "Sig Alert" provides not-so-good associations. And for good reason: a Sig Alert is "any unplanned event that causes the closing of one lane of traffic for 30 minutes or more." So, when the traffic reporter says that "there's a Sig Alert at fill in your favorite freeway" on the radio, you're most likely in for a waiting game.
So while sigalert.com isn't a full-fledged app, its functionality rivals and bests offerings by many of its counterparts in the app store.
Need to find out if there's an accident on the freeway? There's a map for that.
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