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NCDOT Road-Clearing Efforts Continue as Crews Progress to Secondary Roads throughout Charlotte Region

CHARLOTTE--N.C. Department of Transportationcrews are continuing to clear roads acrossthe Charlotte region, and today they're making progress on the area's secondary roads.

NCDOT Division 10 crews will be working diligently today to make as much progress as possible, since prolonged periods of below-freezing temperatures are expected in the coming days. Division 10 includes Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union counties.

Most counties within the Division started working on secondary roads Tuesday, with continued work on those roads today. Overnight Tuesday and early this morning, crews worked to monitor slick spots caused by refreezing, particularly on bridges, overpasses and otherelevated surfaces.

As more motorists venture onto the roads today, drivers are asked to continue using caution,slow down andincrease theirfollowing distance.For more safety tips and other winter-weather driving information, visit NCDOT's severe weatherwebsite.

For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Travel section of theNCDOT website, call511, or follow NCDOT onTwitter. Another option isNCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website.

You can also get emergency information from the N.C. Department of Public Safety athttp://readync.org, and download the ReadyNC app to help you prepare for everything from road conditions to severe storms on a daily basis. It is available for free in the AppStore for iPhones and Google Play for Android devices.

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2/15/2018 5:22 PM

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