APEC security restricts traffic cam access

Hawaii Independent Staff

HONOLULU—Access to Honolulu’s traffic camera network will be temporarily restricted during next month’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings due to security precautions. However, timely information regarding traffic conditions during commute peak periods will be made available to the public via the news media.

Images from live traffic cameras operated by the City Department of Transportation will be restricted from approximately 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2011 through Monday, November 14, 2011.

Traffic information regarding weekday commutes will continue to be provided to the news media. Urgent alerts and emergency information will be issued by City agencies such as the Department of Emergency Management, the Board of Water Supply and the Police Department using the City’s emergency e-mail and text messaging system, known as Nixle. Information will also be disseminated via the city’s social media tools on Twitter and/or Facebook.

The public may sign-up for Nixle alerts by logging on to www.nixle.com/dem (The service is free but standard text messaging rates may apply). Information will also be provided via the City’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, accessible at www.honolulu.gov.