NC DOT Treating Interstates Following Snow Fall

CHARLOTTE, NC. — Wet and slushy roads as snow fell across the Charlotte metro area on Thursday. The snow really came down for a while in Charlotte, but not much stuck.

“Just that people don’t pay attention. They just drive like they think it’s sunshine and 90 degrees outside,” says driver David Neely.

NC DOT has 20 trucks treating interstates in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus and Union counties with a brine mix.

Officials say the main concern is temperatures dropping, making a slick morning commute. Especially on overpasses, bridges, interstates and shady areas.

“Just be safe when you’re out commuting. Try to avoid it if you can, but if you do, take a primary route. Like I said, interstates will be monitored closely,” says NC DOT officials.

State DOT says to keep your distance from trucks, at least 200 feet.