About 511 Nova Scotia

511 Nova Scotia is a free traveller information service, operated by the Government of Nova Scotia, which may be accessed via phone, mobile device, or computer. The information covers highway conditions, roadwork, major incidents, weather alerts, availability of ferry services, and park information. Users within Nova Scotia may access the information via phone or toll-free by simply calling 5-1-1, similar to the way they would call 9-1-1 for emergencies or 4-1-1 for directory assistance.  Dial 1.888.780.4440 when outside of Nova Scotia. Computer and mobile device users may also visit the 511 Nova Scotia website at 511.novascotia.ca. Having both phone-in and website components ensures 511 Nova Scotia is available to the widest range of users.


Nova Scotia's Department of Public Works (DPW) attempts to provide the best service reasonably available, but situations will occur that disrupt service or cause misinformation. The material presented on this website cannot be guaranteed as to accuracy or timeliness. Under ideal conditions, images reload every 30 to 40 minutes, but this information depends on a number of items, including Internet availability, communications networks, and computer equipment, which are beyond the control of DPW and difficult to predict.

Because weather, road and traffic conditions change rapidly, drivers are in the best position to perceive such conditions and adjust their driving accordingly. Those relying on information presented on this site do so at their own risk, and neither the Province of Nova Scotia, DPW nor any of their employees or agents shall be liable for either the accuracy of this information nor any actions taken based on the information.

Terms of Use — Non-Commercial or Educational Reproduction

All information on this site has been posted to provide access to information about road, weather, and traffic conditions on Nova Scotia highways. The information has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial (educational) use and except where otherwise prohibited, may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the Government of Nova Scotia. Copyright of all materials and content on this web site is either owned by the Government of Nova Scotia or the Government of Nova Scotia has obtained a licence to use the materials and information for the web site. The materials and information on the site are protected by the Copyright Act.