The Charlotte Department of Transportation's Street Maintenance Division (SMD) crews are on stand-by today. The SMD may be treating some Charlotte streets with salt or salt brine in anticipation of a winter weather event arriving Friday night and possibly Saturday morning. Evaluation of conditions will be ongoing and adjusted as warranted.
Under a minimal storm watch condition, CDOT targets salt brining on;
- Bridges & culverts on City streets and selected NCDOT streets,
- Hospital entrances, and
- Emergencies called in.
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.
Here is CDOT's Emergency Plan for Snow and Ice.
CDOT Media Phone is 704-516-5594. Media inquiries concerning road conditions and treatments will be handled through this phone line.