Using Google Maps for Reno Traffic Reports
With a few mouse clicks, you can have a report of current traffic conditions in Reno and around the Truckee Meadows. You can access this feature of Google Maps with a few clicks of your mouse...
- In your Web browser, go to Google Maps.
- In the search box at the top, type in Reno, NV, then click Search Maps.
- The next screen will be a large view of the Reno area centered on the intersection of I80 and U.S. 395 (The Spaghetti Bowl).
- Mouse over the info boxes in the upper right corner. When the boxes expand, click on Traffic.
- A color-coded overlay of traffic conditions on I80 and 395 then appears, letting you know where traffic is flowing freely and where to expect slowing. Should there be any issues like accidents, stalled vehicles, or closed roads and ramps, an icon appears. Click on the icon for details about the nature of the problem.
- A box in the lower left explains the color codes (green is good, red is bad). Click "change" in this box to expand it. You can change the display from live traffic to show specific days and times of day based on stored data. In other words, if you want to know what the traffic will be like at 5 p.m. two days ahead, it will show you based on stored information from the same time in the past.
Note: These instructions work on a Windows PC in the Firefox browser. If you are running a different combination of computer and/or browser, some of these instructions may not be exactly the same.
Source: Google Maps.