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State, city road crews out in force to respond to winter weather on Tuesday afternoon

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Colder temperatures and forecasted snow are keeping NC Department of Transportation crews busy checking equipment and preparing to stage trucks across the area Tuesday.

The city of Charlotte has crews out treating city streets as well. The city is operating under Condition B, 32 trucks, 64 crew members and 16 support staff.

In Mecklenburg County, NCDOT will have more than 30 trucks and 63 contract trucks positioned to remove any accumulating snow from the roadways, according to a news release from NCDOT.

Engineers plan to begin mobilizing between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

ON Monday, NCDOT worked to treat roads, bridges and overpasses with salt brine in advance of the storm.

Warm temperatures and constant traffic have helped dry the brine, forming a bond on the pavement to prevent any initial precipitation from freezing to the surface.

Engineers will continue to monitor the forecast and modify treatment plans and schedules as needed.

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