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Charlotte Department of Transportation leaders, along with NC DOT officials, say they are ready for the winter storm headed for the region.
NC DOT crews spent much of Sunday pre treating interstates in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties with 70,000 gallons of brine mixture.
CDOT crews started working at 7:00 am Monday to pre treat Charlotte roads. When the rain started falling Monday afternoon, it was time to take a rest. Crews will be back out on the roads later in the night.
It's best to pre treat roads with a brine mixture 24-48 hours ahead of the event and before the rain, according to NC DOT.
CDOT has 32 trucks equipped with plows ready for action when the snow arrives.
Ken Martin said they prepared for the worst case scenario. "I've done this a lot of years and I never want 'an Atlanta' in Charlotte," he said, referring to the wintry weather which paralyzed the city two weeks ago. People waited in traffic for ten hours in some cases.
"If we err, we're going to err on the side of safety," he said.