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​​​​​​​February 17​, 2015 - Residents urged to be extremely cautious as icy conditions continue

Although the winter storm has passed, residents are advised to take extreme caution on area st​reets and secondary roads. Power outages are still a possibility in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. 


​Service updates as of 6 a.m. 

City and County offices - Delayed opening at noon 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools - Closed for students and staff

Roads - Main thoroughfares and streets were treated throughout the night with sale. Ice on streets is beginning to break. Plowing operations began at 4 a.m. and will continue throughout the morning. Neighborhood streets remain untreated, but CDOT will assess them at noon to determine if plowing and treatment can take place.  OT anticipates that accumulating ice on power lines may have an affect on intersections as road conditions continue to degrade. Temperatures need to be above freezing for salt to effectively treat roads.

Trash and recycling - Collection of garbage, recyclables and bulky items will begin at noon today. Items not picked up today will be collected tomorrow. Yard waste collection has been suspended for the week.​​

Airport - ​There were about 1,500 to 2,000 stranded passengers at the airport last night and more are expected tonight. American Airlines reports limited operations this morning and expects full operations by mid-morning. Weather conditions in the northeast may result in continued travel delays. De-icing will continue and roadways around CLT have been plowed and treated. Passengers should check with their air carriers regarding flight cancellations and delays.​

Buses and light rail - ​CATS will be operating all bus and rail service. Passengers should prepare for delays and allow extra time to get to their destinations. Regular and full service will be available conditions improve. CATS Special Transportation Service continues to operate. Consult the Rider Alerts page for any schedule changes. 

Police - CMPD responded to 219 accient calls since 3 p.m. yesterday afternoon.

Fire - Experienced minimum call volume throughout the night. 

Shelters - Piedmont Middle School shelter will remain open until mid-morning 

MEDIC - Light call volume reported

Mecklenburg County Courts - All court sessions have been canceled for Tuesday.

CharMeck 311 - 311 began operations at 6 a.m. this morning.

Emergency and non-emergency response
- Call 311 for information about City and County services. Call 911 for emergencies and accidents. 

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