Shelby -The N.C.
Department of Transportation is monitoring the possibility of adverse
weather conditions in the North Carolina foothills and has begun brining
operations to pre-treat roads for icy conditions.
Weather Service is forecasting snow and colder-than-normal temperatures on
Tuesday for NCDOT's Division 12, which includes Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland,
Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln counties. Brining operations are currently underway
in each of the division's counties.
is a water and salt solution that is 23 percent salt and helps keep ice from bonding
to the pavement. NCDOT crews will brine Division 12's bare pavement routes,
which include interstates, four-lane divided primary routes and other primary
and secondary roads. Crews will work late tonight to ensure brining operations
are complete on Tuesday.
will use salt and sand to treat any spots on the road that might cause adverse
driving conditions.Motorists are encouraged to slow down and be on the
lookout for possible icy patches as they travel throughout the foothills.
are asked NOT to call 911 or the State Highway Patrol for road conditions. The
lines must remain clear for emergency calls.
real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel
or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter.
Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website.
To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone. Then,
bookmark it to save for future reference.