FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kate Luck
Corporate Communications & Marketing
City of Charlotte prepares for potential winter weather
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2016) – With winter weather expected to move into the area on Monday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management will be closely monitoring weather conditions over the weekend and working with departments to determine potential impacts to city services.
The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) has been treating city streets for winter weather conditions. Street Maintenance crews salt brined the following areas yesterday and today:
If necessary, CDOT will call a Condition "B" Sunday evening, which is comprised of 32 trucks, 64 crew members and supporting staff, working in 12-hour shifts on 16 routes. Street Maintenance crew activation and road treatment will depend on this winter storm's arrival and timing.
- Bridges and main roads
- Hospital entrances
- Police, Fire and Medic requests
- Identified emergency locations
- As the winter storm moves through the area, evaluation of streets and roads will be ongoing and adjusted as warranted.
- Residents 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.