NCDOT preps for icy roads, but can't pre treat - WNCT

NCDOT preps for icy roads, but can't pre treat

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

NCDOT crews are preparing for possible snow and ice, but this time they will not be pre treating any roads.

Usually, they will have brine trucks out spraying a salt-water mixture out on the roads to prevent any ice from sticking. This time however, since a lot of rain is expected before any snow or ice, workers say it would just wash the brine right off the road.

We visited the Pitt County site to see what plans are in place. Transportation supervisor Joe Ross says they are ready to go 24/7 if needed. He says workers will switch out on 12- hour shifts.

Salt trucks are prepped and ready to spread rock salt if ice does start to stick. Ross says most of the trucks are "combo" trucks so they have plows attached too if they need to scrape any roads.

NCDOT official want to remind drivers that even if roads appear clear, below freezing temperatures can cause re-freezing and black ice. They urge drivers to stay off the roads if possible.

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