CDOT, NCDOT Prepping These Roads Before Snow, Ice

CHARLOTTE, NC — Department of Transportation crews have already begun treating major local roadways for possible winter weather expected Friday and next week.

Charlotte DOT spent the day treating the salt brine route: spots that freeze first. That includes bridges, overpasses and emergency room entrances.

Then, they’ll hit these roads: South Boulevard, Rozzell’s Ferry Road, Graham Street, The Plaza, Beatties Ford Road, Tuckaseegee Road, Providence Road, Billy Graham Parkway, South Boulevard, Park Road, Queens Road, West Kings Drive and Randolph Road.

Then, they move on to others based on how busy they are. NC DOT will get the interstates: I-277, I-77, I-85, I-40 and Highwy 321 all the way to the mountains.

CDOT Spokesperson Linda Durrett tells drivers to expect to see trucks out all weekend because they have to anticipate more winter weather for the start of next week.

“Honestly, we just need folks to be very cautious and get out only if needed and be careful,” said Durrett.

Trucks will likely lay more than 2,000 tons of salt. The city has 4,000 tons in stock.