Charlotte Prepares For Winter Weather

Charlotte, NC
Dellert-O'Keef, Judy
jdellert-okeef@ci.charlotte.nc.us
1/20/2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 20, 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 will be treating Charlotte bridges today with salt brine in anticipation of a winter weather event over the next few days.   â€‹

CDOT will target salt brining on:
  • Bridges & culverts on City streets and selected NCDOT streets
  • Hospital entrances
  • Emergencies that are called in
Evaluation of conditions will be ongoing and adjusted as warranted.

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.

Corporate Communications & Marketing (CC&M) will coordinate information from emergency management, city departments and partner agencies for a comprehensive notification of inclement weather service and operational impacts. 

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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."