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January 24, 2016 - inclement weather reports and service updates
updated 10:22 a.m.

Emergency Management

 Temperatures dropped into the 20's overnight, which resulted in many surfaces refreezing. 

  • Sunday morning brings possible black ice conditions so extreme caution should be used during the early hours.
  • Sunday temperatures will reach into the 40's with plenty of sunshine with light winds.
  • Temperatures overnight Sunday into Monday will be in the low to mid 20's. This will result in additional freezing on any wet surfaces.

Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT)

  • CDOT continued to treat streets and sidewalks overnight, and crews are working through Sunday.  Uptown Charlotte is a focus for pedestrian safety.  In anticipation of heavy pedestrian traffic for the Panthers' game, crews from the CDOT, City of Charlotte Engineering & Property Management (landscape and building) and Charlotte Solid Waste Services worked through the night to clear sidewalks near and around Bank of America Stadium.
  • Black ice is a threat across the city, especially Sunday morning.  Pavement and bridge deck temperatures are below freezing and will warm up later in the afternoon.  Caution is strongly advised. 

​Charlotte Area Transit System

CATS bus service continues to improve, and only eight routes remain on detour at this time. No changes for LYNX Blue Line or CityLYNX Gold Line at this time.

Service will operate as follows on Sunday, Jan. 24:

  • Buses will operate according to their Sunday schedule.  We anticipate having a small number of routes on detour. Customers should still expect some delays.
  • LYNX Blue Line will operate according to its Sunday schedule. Extra trains will be in service before and after the game.
  • The CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar will not operate on Sunday. CATS is working with CDOT to prepare the alignment for service on Monday morning.

​Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)​

  • Airlines serving CLT continue to increase flight operations. However, flights to and from airports in the northeast will remain disrupted today due to winter weather impacts. 
  • Passengers are advised to check their flight status with their airline before leaving for CLT. 
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD)

Updated numbers Jan. 24, 12:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

  • Accidents with Property Damage (on and off roadway) – 11 incidents
  • Accidents with Injury – 4 incidents
  • Disabled Vehicles – 12

Charlotte Fire Department (CFD)

  • The six additional Engine/Tankers that were staffed with extra personnel during the storm were released as of 6pm Saturday and CFD has returned to normal strength operations.
  • CFD Communications Center loaned 20 cache radios to the Town of Huntersville Public Works Department for storm operations. These North Carolina Emergency Management radio assets have since been returned to CFD.
  • Calls for service remained at normal levels on Saturday with no significant incidents to report.​

Charlotte Water

  • Charlotte Water crews worked through the night to repair a water main break on S. Tryon.
  • The break has been patched, but one lane remains closed and is expected to reopen by noon.


  • Only garbage, recyclables and scheduled bulky waste will be collected the week of Jan. 25 - 29. Yard waste WILL NOT be collected.
  • Thursday and Friday customers who did not have garbage and recycling collected the week of Jan. 18 - 22 should put their garbage and recycling carts at the curb and leave them there until collected. We will collect both by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26.
  • Solid Waste Services will collect garbage, recyclables on a one-day delay the week of Jan. 25 – Jan. 29, with Friday customers receiving collection service on Saturday, Jan. 30.
  • Go to Solid Waste Service for a full collection schedule for the week of Jan. 25 - 29.

Shelter Operations

  • The Mecklenburg County warming station was not opened on Saturday due to the warming conditions. 
  • No shelter operations are requested as of this time.

Duke Energy

  • The majority of service has been restored in Charlotte-Mecklenburg with only a handful of customers without service. Duke Energy staff continue to work to restore operations across the region and state.

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