WINTER SNOW/ICE ADVISORY FOR GREATER CHARLOTTE THIS WEEKEND
TIPS TO PREPARE & STAY SAFE
Charlotte is expecting its first significant snow storm in four years this weekend. Snow is expected to begin falling late on Saturday night and a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected throughout Sunday. The storm event is expected to end by Sunday night, but issues (mostly icy roads) are expected to linger into Monday morning with temperatures dropping into the 20's. We are seeing forecasts for as much as seven inches of snow in part of the region. The City of Charlotte has prepared a list of tips to deal with the impending snow storm.
The Charlotte Department of Transportation crews has been working in close coordination with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to proactively prepare roads for winter weather conditions.
If you haven't already done so, prepare for the storm now, including purchasing any necessary food, water, medicine or other supplies to hold you over for several days. Meantime, don't forget to bring in your outdoor plants. Don't leave your pets outside and be sure to wipe salt and other chemicals off their feet and stomachs. Have a pet emergency kit ready. Cover your exterior faucets. Be sure your phones are fully charged. Double-check your smoke detectors. Links to tips for preparing your home, your car, your emergency kit, for driving in snow are listed below.