Staff Photo by Thomas J. TurneyNorth Carolina Department of Transportation County Maintenance Engineer Ronnie Sawyer (left) and Assistant Div. Maint. Engineer C.W. Bridgers speak at a DOT press conference at the N.C. DOT Highway Maintenance Facility, Monday, January 27, 2014

Staff Photo by Thomas J. TurneyNorth Carolina Department of Transportation County Maintenance Engineer Ronnie Sawyer (left) and Assistant Div. Maint. Engineer C.W. Bridgers speak at a DOT press conference at the N.C. DOT Highway Maintenance Facility, Monday, January 27, 2014

DOT begins de-icing roadways

“Ice and wind are our biggest concerns.”


Bonita Harris
Dominion N.C. Power spokeswoman, noting that dangerous road conditions can slow down Dominion crews’ ability to get to sites where repairs are needed following power outages

By William F. West

Staff Writer

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If there is any benefit to having two major winter storms in a week, it’s this: Most of the brine — the mixture of salt and water — put down to de-ice roadways for the first storm likely hasn’t washed away yet. That means it will be there for the second storm when it hits today.

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