Charlotte Prepares For Winter Weather

CDOT Media Line

​​​Charlotte, NC— The Charlotte Department of Transportation's Street Maintenance Division (SMD) crews started salt brining streets today in anticipation of a winter weather event arriving Friday night and possibly continuing Saturday morning.  Evaluation of conditions will be ongoing and adjusted as warranted.

CDOT will target salt brining on:

  • Bridges & culverts on City streets, and selected NCDOT streets
  • Hospital entrances
  • Major & minor thoroughfares, and CATS bus routes
  • Emergencies that are called in

Citizens should report icy road conditions by calling CharMeck 311.  Al​so, 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.

This link is CDOT's Emergency Plan for Ice and Snow. CDOT Media Phone is 704-516-5594. Media inquiries concerning road conditions and treatments will be handled through this phone line. 

City of Charlotte Communications & Marketing (CC&M) will coordinate information from emergency management, city departments and partner agencies for a comprehensive notification of inclement weather service and operational impacts.


The Charlotte Department of Transportation's (CDOT) more than 400 employees work together to ensure we accomplish our mission to provide safe and efficient transportation systems that support economic vitality and quality of life for Charlotte residents and visitors. Well-paved streets with lighting, safe and accessible sidewalks, bicycle lanes, neighborhood traffic programs and efficient intersections are examples of how CDOT is "Connecting Charlotte."