CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Preparations are underway in anticipation of winter weather in the Charlotte area.
Jen Thompson with the North Carolina Department of Transportation says 10 trucks are putting down brine and treating interstates in Mecklenburg County. The trucks may increase to 20 later Wednesday. Several trucks are treating primary roads with higher traffic volumes, like Highway 51.
The primary concern for roads is ice on bridges, overpasses, and elevated surfaces, Thompson says. Trucks in Union County started putting down brine on major roads Wednesday morning.
Gov. Roy Cooper advised people in the east and northeast part of North Carolina not to travel if they can help it. Cooper and state officials held an update Wednesday morning on state preparations.
NCDOT reminds drivers to be on the lookout for trucks treating the roads and to stay far back enough to be out of the trucks' blind spots.