Published: Feb 19, 2014 5:19 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It happens this time every year...our snowbirds are flocking back to Southwest Florida! But now, WINK News is even better equipped to help you battle the back-ups, before you head out on the roads!

We've upgraded to MAX Traffic, a new state-of-the-art system to give you the most up-to-the-minute traffic alerts on your way out the door.

With real-time road sensors, WINK News can help you plan your commute around the back-ups. Our speeds even update while traffic reporter Therese O'Shea on the air, so we can see the delays as they build up.

MAX Traffic is equpped with automatic incident alerts, meaning as soon as a crash happens, you'll know about it first.

WINK News travel times tell you just how long it will take you to get where you're going, and what spots to avoid. For instance, if you typically take the Midpoint Bridge, today might be a better day to take US 41 in to Fort Myers.

We know your day doesn't always go from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., so we're on the air starting at 4:30 every morning, to give you the most up-to-the-minute traffic alerts. On WINK News This Morning, you get your weather and traffic together every 10 minutes on the ones, so you'll never miss a beat! 

Follow @ThereseWINK on Twitter for morning traffic updates.