This Could Be A Record Storm And People Are Taking It Seriously

CHARLOTTE, NC. — This could be a record storm, and people are taking it seriously. 20 DOT contract crews started spreading brine Thursday across Mecklenburg County.

People are flocking to stores across the area getting their snow day essentials. Many say they’d rather be safe than sorry.

With snow expected across Charlotte, people are heading to Blackhawk Hardware in the Park Road Shopping Center grabbing shovels, car window scrapers and snow melt.

“I’m really worried about it. I’m worried about trees coming down because a lot of the trees still have leaves on them,” says Dilworth resident Mary Gradolph.

Down the street at the Food Lion on Park Road, with a cart full of food, Willie Jennings says she wants to be prepared for whatever the snow may bring.

“I went and got my medication because I didn’t want to go out and be out of medicine with the snow coming,” says Jennings.

People grabbing the essentials. Bread shelves were empty last night at the Walmart in Lincolnton.

A DOT spokesperson says they’ll have 68 contract crews out over the weekend spreading brine. Then just under 100 by Sunday night to help plow any snow, with over a dozen state trucks on standby to help.