Charlotte Prepares and Trains for Winter Weather

Jordan-Ashley Walker
jordan-ashley.walker@charlottenc.gov
10/26/2017

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 
                        jordan-ashley.walker@charlottenc.gov 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 charmeckalerts@charlottenc.gov.​

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."