what: Triad Media Availability For Information on NCDOT Winter Weather Response
when: Friday, January 6, from 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
where: 300 Craft Drive, Winston-Salem (MAP)
details: The N.C. Department of Transportation will host media availability for a briefing on winter weather plans for the Triad.
Comments will be made starting promptly at 1:15 p.m. B-roll opportunities will be available starting at 1:30 p.m. Media outlets should arrive no later than 1 p.m. Please note that this will be the only time on-camera interviews will be available for this weekend weather event, unless the forecast or NCDOT storm response changes substantially.
NCDOT Division Engineers will be available for questions and a demo for b-roll will be provided.
With the potential for of snow accumulation Friday evening and the ground already being cold, the conditions are appropriate for pretreatment today. NCDOT staff across Division 9, which encompasses Stokes, Forsyth, Davidson, Davie and Rowan counties have begun anti-icing treatments with brine on some of the region's interstates, bridges and overpasses, and will continue through the day tomorrow. We will update the public detailing our plan through the weekend.
NCDOT proactively treats bridges and overpasses in advance of a winter storm because those elevated structures freeze first during periods of cold and inclement weather. Non-elevated road shave some insulation from the ground, which delays freezing.
Additional information about severe weather and safety tips for motorists is available on NCDOT's website. For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.
For more media questions contact Division 7 & 9 Communications Officer Miracle King at (336) 487-0157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.