FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 26, 2017
Charlotte, NC—City of Charlotte crews refresh and test their skills for winter weather preparedness next week. Media is invited to hear about winter weather preparations from Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) and North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) representatives. Media can observe firsthand what it takes to get work crews and equipment ready before and during inclement weather.
What: 2017 Ice and Snow News Conference and Demonstration
When: Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, 11 a.m.
Where: Street Maintenance Northwest District yard
4411 Northpointe Industrial Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28216
Speakers: Jordan-Ashley Walker, Public Affairs Manager, City of Charlotte
Saleem Khattak, Street Superintendent, CDOT
Jen Thompson, Communications Officer, NCDOT
Additional representatives from other city departments will be available
Demos: 11:45 a.m. (immediately after news conference)
Watch CDOT's street maintenance crews demonstrate loading spreaders onto a tandem, using brine trucks to lay salt and performing safety checks.
Speak with crew members about their daily operations during inclement weather.
Contact: Please RSVP to Jordan-Ashley Walker, Public Affairs Manager, City of Charlotte at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-336-4936.
Inclement Weather Resources:
CDOT Operations Plan for Ice and Snow
Sign up for emergency notifications through CharMeck Alerts at www.charmeckalerts.org or call 311 to register. For more information email email@example.com.
The Charlotte Department of Transportation's (CDOT) more than 400 employees work together to ensure we accomplish our mission to provide safe and efficient transportation systems that support economic vitality and quality of life for Charlotte residents and visitors. Well-paved streets with lighting, safe and accessible sidewalks, bicycle lanes, neighborhood traffic programs and efficient transportation systems are examples of how CDOT is "Connecting Charlotte."