Crews Preparing For Snow In Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC- Snow preparations are underway across our area.

Road and power crews are ramping up – some on standby ahead of the wintry weather. 

A Duke Energy spokesperson is putting plans in place to bring additional crews into areas that could see the worst weather. 

NCDOT and CDOT crews are treating highways, bridges and overpasses.
 
On Monday night more than a dozen NCDOT crews are out treating I-77, I-85, I-485 and I-277. If they don’t finish laying the salt brine mixture before six a-m, they’ll get back out at 9 a-m after rush hour.
 
“This time it’s not arriving first as rain or sleet, it’s pure snow so this is going to be our first run this year to see how well our plans are implemented,” said Jen Thompson, NCDOT spokesperson.
 
Duke Energy says it’s crews are also working around the clock.
 
“We’re checking our inventory, activating storm plans, making sure we have staff and the equipment we need in the event that we see power outages,” said Paige Sheehan.
 
Duke Energy is mobilizing crews working in areas that will not be affected. 
 
“We can quickly move those people to the hard-hit spots so they can help the folks who are already there restoring power,” said Sheehan.
 
The winter weather is also impacting flights at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
 
On Monday, there were more than 80 delayed flights and 17 cancelled flights.