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CDOT Preparing Charlotte Streets for Winter Weather

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 6, 2014

Contact: Linda Durrett, CDOT Public Relations and Communications Manager
704-336-3902, ldurrett@charlottenc.gov

CDOT Preparing Charlotte Streets for Winter Weather

Charlotte, NC— The Charlotte Department of Transportation is running a “Condition B” starting at 11 p.m.  This calls for 32 trucks, 64 crew members and support staff.   Crews will be spreading salt on City streets, thoroughfares, connecters, bridges, culverts, hospital entrances and for emergency conditions.

As the storm progresses, CDOT will monitor the road conditions and adjust treatments accordingly.

Motorists are asked to give heavy equipment and trucks treating roads plenty of room to work.  Motorists and pedestrians are cautioned to slow down and watch for icy conditions.  If at all possible, they should stay off the streets.  Property owners are asked to scrap and salt sidewalks. 

Citizens 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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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."