Charlotte DOT Treats City Streets for Winter Weather

Charlotte, NC
Dellert-O'Keef, Judy
jdellert-okeef@ci.charlotte.nc.us
1/21/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 21, 2016 

Contact: Linda Durrett, CDOT Communications/PR Manager
ldurrett@charlottenc.gov, 704-336-3902
CDOT Media Line: 704-432-1373

Charlotte, NC— The Charlotte Department of Transportation is treating City streets today with salt brine for winter weather conditions. Beginning at 10 p.m. today, City Street Maintenance crews will be operating on a "Condition B." This condition calls for 36 trucks, 72 crew members and necessary support staff. Crews will be working in 12 hour shifts starting at 7 a.m. Friday through 7 p.m. Saturday.

As the winter storm moves through the Charlotte area, evaluation of streets and roads will be ongoing and work adjusted as warranted. Ice accumulation will be a big concern over the next few days.

Residents are advised to avoid traveling if possible and keep clear of heavy equipment/trucks treating roads. 

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.

CDOT's Street Maintenance Division is committed to ensuring Charlotte streets, drainage structures, and sidewalks are in safe condition. Follow the links below for more information on CDOT's winter weather preparedness plans.

Winter Weather Preparedness:

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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 intersections are examples of how CDOT is "Connecting Charlotte."