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Charlotte Preparing Roads for Winter Weather

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 10, 2014

Contact: Linda Durrett, CDOT Communications and Public Relations Manager
704-336-3902
ldurrett@charlottenc.gov

Charlotte, NC— The Charlotte Department of Transportation has been treating Charlotte city streets, bridges and culverts with salt brine today and will continue tonight.  This is a proactive precautionary measure in anticipation of a winter event predicted to start as snow Tuesday morning.

Media is invited to a press conference today at 3:00 p.m. at CDOT’s Street Maintenance facility.  The address is 4411 Northpointe Industrial Blvd. Charlotte, N.C. 28216.
 
Tuesday morning, crews will begin operating on a “Condition B.”  This calls for treatment on:
  • Major and minor thoroughfares
  • Hospital entrances
  • Assistance to police
  • Emergencies that are called in
  • Residential collector streets

As temperatures fluctuate and precipitation evolves, evaluation of conditions will be ongoing and adjusted as warranted.  Black ice on streets and sidewalks may form quickly.  Motorists and pedestrians should be extra cautious and drive slower.

Citizens should report icy road conditions by calling CharMeck 311.  Also, reports of routine icing on City streets can be called in to 704-336-3200.  Actual emergencies and accidents should be called in to 911.  

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