As of 10 p.m., the City of Charlotte is reporting the following service impacts/operational updates:
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar service is suspended for tomorrow, Jan. 8.
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 is open.
Airline flight schedules are returning to normal. Some cancellations, however, are reported for tomorrow. Travelers are advised to check with their airline for updates regarding flight status before leaving for the Airport.
CLT's three parallel runways remain open. More than 100 planes were de-iced as of 9:30 p.m. today. Approximately 70 planes were de-iced Friday. CLT will have 10 de-icing trucks on-site in the morning, if deicing is requested by the airlines.
Airport maintenance crews continue working to clear the airfield of snow and ice.
The Airport remains under its irregular operations plan to respond to any stranded passenger and/or terminal impacts. Cots, blankets and pillows will be distributed to passengers staying in the terminal overnight.
Receive the latest Airport news by visiting cltairport.com/news or following CLT on Twitter (@CLTAirport).
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.