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NCDOT Prepares for Potential Winter Weather

Contract Trucks will be Staging Across Mecklenburg County tonight

Charlotte - With the possibility of freezing rain and drizzle overnight, the Department of Transportation is working with contract forces to stage across Mecklenburg County if needed. While there are no plans to pretreat roadways, the department is coordinating efforts to treat trouble spots that may develop.

Six contract trucks will be staged at several interchanges beginning at 10 p.m.:

  • I-85 at I-485 near the Mecklenburg/Cabarrus County line and near the Mecklenburg/Gaston County line;
  • I-85 at I-77;
  • I-77 at I-485 near the South Carolina line and near Huntersville; and
  • I-277 in uptown Charlotte.

An additional nine contract trucks will be on standby if needed.

Additional information, including details about severe weather and safety tips for motorists, is available on NCDOT's website.

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2/19/2018 7:47 AM