City of Charlotte prepares for potential winter weather

Charlotte, NC
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2/12/2016

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kate Luck
Corporate Communications & Marketing
704-336-4935
704-560-3708
kathryn.luck@charlottenc.gov 

 

City of Charlotte prepares for potential winter weather

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2016) – With winter weather expected to move into the area on Monday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management will be closely monitoring weather conditions over the weekend and working with departments to determine potential impacts to city services.

​The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) has been treating city streets for winter weather conditions. Street Maintenance crews salt brined the following areas yesterday and today: 

  • Bridges and main roads
  • Hospital entrances
  • Police, Fire and Medic requests
  • Identified emergency locations 
If necessary, CDOT will call a Condition "B" Sunday evening, which is comprised of 32 trucks, 64 crew members and supporting staff, working in 12-hour shifts on 16 routes. Street Maintenance crew activation and road treatment will depend on this winter storm's arrival and timing.
  • As the winter storm moves through the area, evaluation of streets and roads will be ongoing and adjusted as warranted.  
  • Residents 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.