FROM PRESS RELEASE
CHARLOTTE – A storm front is departing the Metrolina region, leaving behind a blanket of snow and hazardous driving conditions. N.C. Department of Transportation crews are continuing efforts to clear interstates, primary and secondary roads of several inches of the white stuff.
In Division 10 (Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union counties), 147 pieces of equipment and 61 contract trucks are being used to clear roadways. Crews have placed more than 80,000 gallons of brine and 450 tons of salt to treat roads so far.
In Division 12 (Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln counties), 142 employees are using 110 pieces of equipment and 67 contract trucks to clear roadways, using 92,000 gallons of brine and 894 tons of salt to help with clearing operations.
Driving conditions overnight and Thursday morning will be hazardous, as slush remaining on the roads will freeze over. Maintenance yards will have crews on standby to handle calls for assistance, resuming operations tomorrow morning. Officials encourage residents to stay home if possible, and to use extreme caution if driving is necessary.
Citizens can visit the NCDOT website to learn more about black ice and winter weather driving.
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