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Charlotte Prepares for Winter Weather

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 5, 2013

Contact: Linda Durrett, Charlotte Department of Transportation
704-336-3902 or

Charlotte Prepares For Winter Weather

Charlotte, NC— The Charlotte Department of Transportation is preparing for ice, snow and winter weather.  The media is invited to see firsthand what it takes to get work crews and equipment ready. 

On Thursday, November 14, CDOT has many snow and ice control activities planned.  CDOT spokespersons will be available for interviews after the news conference at 11 a.m. at the Northwest District maintenance facility. The location is 4411 Northpointe Industrial Boulevard, Charlotte, NC. 

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Northpointe Industrial Boulevard facility as well as the City Vehicle Operations Center on 2725 Beam Road will be open for the media to film the vehicle exercises and activities. There will be demonstrations of workers loading spreaders on salt trucks, attaching plows to trucks and performing safety checks at Northpointe and then drivers practicing safety maneuvers with equipment at Beam Road. 

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."