City of Charlotte continues to prepare for winter weather

Charlotte, NC
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2/14/2016
​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Catherine Bonfiglio
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City of Charlotte continues to prepare for winter weather

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 14, 2016) – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management will continue to monitor weather conditions overnight and work with departments to determine any potential impacts to city services. Please see below for the latest information regarding the city’s inclement weather preparations.

CDOT
  • The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) is treating City streets in preparation for a snow and ice event. CDOT called a Condition "B", which is comprised of 32 trucks, 64 crew members and supporting staff, working in 12-hour shifts on 16 routes. All routes include major and minor thoroughfares, connector streets, bus routes, and streets in and around hospitals. 
  • Street Maintenance crew activation and road treatment will begin around 9 p.m. tonight. As the winter storm moves through the area, evaluation of streets and roads will be ongoing and adjusted as warranted.  
  • Media availability: Ken Martin, CDOT, will be available to media from 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Street Maintenance Facility (4411 Northpointe Industrial Boulevard). 
CATS
  • Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) plans to operate on a normal weekday schedule. From the start of service, weather conditions will be closely monitored on all routes and at all park and ride locations.
  • Riders should check with ridetransit.org on Monday morning regarding any schedule changes.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • Travelers are advised to contact their airline regarding their flight status prior to traveling to the airport.
 
Residents are encouraged to drive slowly and be aware of the potential for ice on area roads. Icy road conditions can be reported by calling 311.  Any emergencies and accidents should be reported to 911.