I haven't been into radio communications for 40 years. I'd like to be able to contact people on the Interstate or coming off of it here in Minnesota for reports on road conditions from a home base station before venturing out. I am about 30 miles from it. The 511MN internet system is only updated twice a day, so inadequate. Is CB radio still the best method for the best likelihood of making contacts or are there now better systems such as ham networks or repeaters, FRS or GMRS repeaters, Smartphone apps, etc? Suggestions appreciated. Thanks.