COMMUNITY NEWS

Friday afternoon City of Concord conditions and service update
Friday, January 22, 2016

6:00 p.m. update: City of Concord Crews will have plowed and retreated all designated bare pavement routes by 6:30 p.m. While materials are working, trucks will be reloaded and refueled so the second shift crew can begin plowing tonight after this evening's new accumulation is substantially complete. They will also be applying a third round of salt during this shift to prepare the roads for the morning traffic.

Crews will continue to work through the weekend in continuous 12-hour shifts until the streets are clear. If ice accumulation occurs and trees begin to fall, additional forces will be working to saw and clear streets for safe passage. Transportation staff will be coordinating with Concord Electric Systems and other utilities to ensure any downed power lines are cleared, before safe plowing operation can occur.

Currently there are 11 trucks spreading material, another 3 with plows only, and 1 motor grader in operation. Approximately 210 tons of salt have been applied to streets at this time.

Drivers are urged to continue to delay travel until bare pavement routes are cleared.

Because of the poor conditions of most secondary roadways and the frozen precipitation to continue through Saturday, Rider Tra
nsit has suspended service through Saturday, January 23. Rider Transit will continue to monitor conditions and provide an update Saturday afternoon via ckrider.com and the customer service line (704-920-7433) as to the status of service for Sunday.




CONCORD – City of Concord Crews have treated designated all

bare pavement routes

and certain hills and shady “trouble spots” with salt. Currently there are 14 trucks and 1 motor grader in operation. Approximately 160 tons of salt have been applied to streets so far.


Road conditions on primary routes in Concord are generally slushy or partially covered with snow and ice. Secondary routes, neighborhood, and subdivision streets are generally covered in a layer of snow and ice.

The Concord Communications center reports a low call volume of mainly vehicles sliding off the roadway, and no electrical outages.


Equipment is currently being reloaded and refueled in preparation to begin plowing operations prior to 2:00 p.m., while there is a forecasted break in precipitation. A second round of salt will also be applied before the crew change at 7:00 p.m.


With anticipation of significant snowfall, crews will allow the material to work this evening and make a determination of the most effective time overnight to begin plowing bare pavement routes a second time.


Considering additional precipitation on the way, drivers are urged to stay off the road unless absolutely necessary as crews will be working to treat and clear roads on an ongoing basis. The public is reminded that crews cannot turn their attention to neighborhood and subdivision streets until all designated bare pavement routes are clear.


Waste Pro is not operating today and will determine on Saturday morning whether it will be possible to collect Friday’s garbage, recycling, and bulky waste route. Yard waste collection by City crews will resume on Monday.


Rider Transit

will make a projection about Saturday’s service later this afternoon.


All City parks and greenways are closed. The Academy, Hartsell, and Logan Recreation Centers have been open today with a low level of activity. The centers will close at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. Activities for Saturday have been cancelled, and the recreation centers will remain closed on Saturday. Parks, greenways, and centers will reopen as soon as safe and permissible.


Additional updates about conditions or City services will be provided at

concordnc.gov

as needed throughout the event, and updated road conditions are available at

ncdot.gov

. Please

click here

for more information about the NCDOT TIMS system, and

click here

for more information about how to check real-time conditions with NCDOT's traffic cameras.


Previous updates:

City of Concord prepares for arrival of winter weather (1/21/2016)