May 17, 2014 (San Diego's East County) -- Having timely information on road conditions and closures can be crucial, particularly during evacuations during wildfires or other emergencies. Now a new, free app called Waze gives motorists the ability to access real-time traffic and road information provided by thousands of drivers or "wazers" in the region--meaning you potentially could get info before announcements have been made by California Highway Patrol or Cal-Trans.
During this week's wildfires in San Diego County, wazers shared details of roads damaged, threatened or closed by the fires, for example.
Wazers also share information on items ranging from gas prices to police locations to map updates.
For more information, visit www.Waze.com.