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This Week at NCDOT: Winter Storms and "Watch for Me NC"


​RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of​ Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department's weekly newscast.

​Winter Storms

Nearly every community in North Carolina experienced winter weather as three storms have hit the Tar Heel State this month. To help keep people safe and ensure critical transportation corridors stayed open, NCDOT crews and contractors were out in force brining and salting roads, removing snow and clearing downed trees and other debris

As the next round of winter weather closes on North Carolina this weekend, the department encourages everyone to avoid driving unless necessary and, if you must drive, slow down and be careful.   

For the real-time road conditions, be sure to visit

"Watch for Me NC"

North Carolina communities can now apply to participate in the 2022 “Watch for Me NC” safety program.  

“Watch for Me NC” aims to reduce bicycle and pedestrian injuries and fatalities through public education and community engagement partnerships with local law enforcement.   

Communities selected to participate will receive free training, technical assistance and safety tools provided by NCDOT and the UNC Highway Safety Research Center.  

To learn more and to apply, visit Participate in "Watch for Me NC"

For more information about NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on


1/28/2022 8:58 AM