CHARLOTTE - Maintenance forces are continuing an aggressive plan as the N.C. Department of Transportation prepares roadways in and around Charlotte for snowy weather tomorrow. A winter weather advisory is in effect for Charlotte from noon Tuesday until 9 a.m. Wednesday, with predicted snowfall amounts up to two inches. Counties east of Charlotte (Union, Stanly, Anson) could see higher accumulations, up to five inches. Crews have been treating roads, bridges and overpasses with a salt brine solution, and are planning to continue efforts later tonight. In Charlotte, operations will resume at 7:30 p.m. NCDOT will utilize contractor trucks to treat I-77, I-85, I-485 and I-277 until 6 a.m. Tuesday. If crews don't finish before rush hour, work will resume at 9 a.m. Engineers will continue to monitor the forecast and modify treatment plans and schedules as needed.
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