City of Charlotte Working to Clear Roads After a Night of Winter Weather

Jordan-Ashley Walker

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 7, 2017) – City of Charlotte crews are hard at work this morning salting and plowing roads. And with the possibility of additional winter weather today, the City of Charlotte continues to encourage motorists to stay off the roads unless travel is essential.

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing throughout the day.  

At this time, the City of Charlotte is reporting the following operational updates:



MEDIC has responded to approximately 35 wrecks since 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6. Minor injuries were reported. As the storm continues, MEDIC has more than 150 people working to respond.


Charlotte Department of Transportation

CDOT crews are working in 12-hour shifts to salt and plow roads.


Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)

CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar service will be suspended today due to street conditions.

All other services will run normal schedules. Staff continues to monitor the conditions of the road and will update the public and make adjustments as necessary throughout the day. CATS urges customers to allow extra travel time and expect delays due to the conditions. Stations and stops may be slippery, please use caution while traveling.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport

The Airport remains open with limited airfield operations scheduled to begin around 7 a.m.

Approximately 70 planes were de-iced Friday. De-icing trucks will be on-site this morning and prepared to conduct de-icing operations, if requested.

Airlines are reporting cancellations and delays throughout the day. Weather conditions are subject to change and travelers are encouraged to frequently check with their air carrier for any cancellations or delays.

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