Freezing rain or snow? NCDOT on standby

- The North Carolina Department of Transportation is keeping all options open for fighting a winter storm -- while playing the waiting game.

NCDOT says it may not be until Saturday when they get a more clear picture of what type of weather will be hitting Mecklenburg County and the surrounding areas.

The winter storm is supposed to begin Sunday, with the thick of the weather happening Monday.

"We're waiting to see when the precipitation moves in Sunday night and into Monday whether that's going to be in the form of freezing rain or whether it's going to be in the form of snow -- because that drastically changes how NCDOT would respond," NCDOT's Jordan-Ashley Walker said.

If freezing rain is the case, NCDOT says it cannot pre-treat roads with brine solution as it will be washed away. If snow is what we're getting -- they can begin early treatment.

NCDOT has, however, began treating roads in it's Division 12 -- Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln counties.

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