FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 28, 2014
Contact: Linda Durrett, CDOT Communications and Public Relations Manager
Charlotte DOT Treating City Streets for Winter Weather/Snow
Charlotte, NC— The Charlotte Department of Transportation is treating City streets on Tuesday for winter weather conditions. City Street Maintenance crews are currently spreading salt brine on streets, bridges and culverts. Beginning around noon or as soon as snow begins falling on today, crews will be operating on a “Condition B.” This condition calls for 32 trucks, 64 crew members and 16 support staff.
CDOT will target salting and plowing for "Condition B" on:
- Major and minor thoroughfares
- Hospital entrances
- Assistance to police, fire, medic
- Emergencies that are called in
- Residential collector streets
As the winter weather subsides and conditions improve, evaluation of streets and roads will be ongoing and adjusted as warranted. Black ice will be a big concern Tuesday night and Wednesday morning when standing moisture refreezes on pavement as temperatures drop.
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.
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