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City of Raleigh prepares for winter weather

Posted November 16, 2012

With the official start of winter a few weeks away, the city of Raleigh says it is prepared for snow and ice.

A spokeswoman for the city said Raleigh already has 4,000 tons of salt and 20,000 gallons of salt brine stored up for treating roads, as well as plans in place for snow and ice removal. Raleigh also has 42 trucks with salt spreaders and plows and three motor-graders for inclement weather.

The city's snow removal plan prioritizes main roads and Capital Area Transit bus routes to be treated with salt and salt brine. If snow depth is higher than 2 inches, streets will be snow plowed. CAT buses will continue to operate as much as possible.

In the event that roads are unsafe for driving, the city will notify residents over television and radio outlets.

For more information on the city's winter weather preparations, call 919-996-3100.


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  • dollibug Nov 16, 2012

    It is good to know that Raleigh is *prepared for something*.....now it all of the other government run agencies can get prepared.....

  • bostongirl33 Nov 16, 2012

    I agree with Nope... the brine never seems to do anything. They should stop using brine and instead they should spend that money on a salt/sand mixture like they use up north..much more helpful!

  • JDAmbrosio Nov 16, 2012

    Oh please, no snow, no ice, please! Nooooooooooooooo. Bring back the 80s! Hairstyles and heat!

  • piene2 Nov 16, 2012

    Oh goody! now they can overreact to every bogus bad weather warning that the media puts out.

  • moppie Nov 16, 2012

    Well, let's just be thankful that there are no "brime" issues yet...

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  • Nope Nov 16, 2012

    I think that the brine is a waste of money - it never seems to do anything when there is measurable snow.

  • ellengraham5660 Nov 16, 2012

    I say bring it on!

  • romneycare Nov 16, 2012

    @shuffles24, don't be so generous! it's really 1-2 inches

  • Shuffles24 Nov 16, 2012

    I've lived here my entire life, and the city of Raleigh will still shut down and become an ice rink with 3-4 inches of snow.