For information about current road conditions from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, visit or dial 511. When dialing 511 on weekdays from 8:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., weekends from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and state holidays from 9:15 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., callers speak directly with an operator who can answer traffic and travel-related questions. Overnight and during emergencies, travelers should go to for the latest travel information.

Frequently Asked Questions - Dare Central 911

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  • What should I do if I see a crime occurring?

  • Do I have to give my name when I call 911?

  • Why am I asked so many questions when I call for an ambulance?

  • When I dial 911, does the Telecommunicator know where I am calling from?

  • How can hearing or speech impaired persons be assisted?

  • What happens when someone who cannot speak English calls 911?

  • What Questions Will I be Asked When I Dial 911?

  • What Should I Expect When I Dial 911?

  • What is 911 Emergency Services?