Updated Details on the City of Charlotte's Winter Weather Response

Jordan-Ashley Walker
jordan-ashley.walker@charlottenc.gov
1/7/2017

Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT)

CDOT crews continue to work around the clock in 12 hour shifts, salting and plowing City streets.  More icy precipitation fell in the north and west areas than the south or east, so additional resources have been deployed to treat those streets. Citywide, Priority Routes 1 and 2 have been treated several times and crews will be concentrating on Priority Routes 3 and 4 overnight. 

The biggest threat to motorists is black ice tonight and tomorrow throughout the day, since temperatures will stay at freezing or below.  Ice can form in a matter of seconds, flashing over bridges, streets and sidewalks. Extreme caution is advised.

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)

As we wrap up Saturday, CATS was able to run almost all regular service today. Only two bus routes had to be detoured due to icy road conditions inside of neighborhoods. The CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar service was suspended. CATS was able to maintain 15 minute intervals between light rail trains throughout the day. 

Empty LYNX Blue Line trains may run throughout the night to ensure that ice does not freeze on the overhead catenary system and regularly scheduled service can continue tomorrow.

Stay tuned to ridetransit.org for up to date information about route detour information due to weather.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Charlotte Douglas International Airport remains open.

Airlines continue reporting cancellations and delays for later tonight and tomorrow. Travelers are advised to check with their airline for updates regarding flight status before leaving for the Airport.

All three parallel runways at CLT are now open. De-icing of aircraft remains underway. Approximately 91 planes were de-iced as of 5 p.m. today. Approximately 70 planes were de-iced Friday.

Currently, CLT has 22 de-icing trucks on-site. Runway 5/23 was closed yesterday and will remain closed throughout the duration of this weather event for de-icing operations.

Airport maintenance crews continue working clearing the airfield of snow and ice.  

The Airport remains under its irregular operations plan to respond to any stranded passenger and/or terminal impacts. 

Receive the latest Airport news by visiting cltairport.com/news or following CLT on Twitter (@CLTAirport).​