CHARLOTTE, NC - With winter weather expected in Charlotte Friday, here are a few safety tips from the City of Charlotte and NCDOT.
NCDOT started treating area bridges, culverts and some streets with salt brine Wednesday.
Safe driving tips:
- Clear it: Scrape windows and brush off snow, even from the roof.
- Brake carefully: Slow down and brake early. It takes much longer to stop on ice and snow.
- Avoid sudden actions: Sudden actions like jerking the steering wheel or slamming on the breaks can cause you to spin out and crash.
- Pack a sack: Your safety kit should include warm gloves, flashlights, blankets, shovel, snow brush, window scraper and a bag of sand (traction aid in case you get stuck).
You can report icy conditions to CharMeck 311.
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