Cary prepares for winter weather

From staff reportsJanuary 28, 2014 


Town worker Jimmy Johnston mixes up the brine solution that is being prepared for trucks to spread on the roads as preparations are made for the coming winter storm at a town Of Cary facility on James Jackson Road on Jan. 27, 2014. The Triangle is expected to get several inches of snow and/or ice over the next day or two.


— When snow is in the forecast, Cary gets ready.

The town’s “A-Team” brined roads and bridges to make driving conditions safer if a predicted snow storm rolls into the Triangle on Tuesday.

Cary has 2,200 tons of salt/sand mix, 850 tons of pure salt and about 58 pieces of “winter-weather fighting equipment,” according to a news release from the town.

Snow plows and “spreaders” are set to deploy Tuesday afternoon in Cary, ready to treat the town’s 711 linear miles of streets. The A-Team treats thoroughfares first, and then primary roads in subdivisions, followed by through streets in subdivisions and finally cul-de-sacs.

“When precipitation starts falling, we’ll move into the second phase of attack: spreading our salt/sand mix with a focus on historically icy spots and bridges,” Scott Hecht, public works director, said in a release. “At one-inch accumulation, we’ll drop the blades.”

Snow could begin falling midday, piling up to 5 inches. Wake and several other Triangle counties are under a National Weather Service winter weather warning through 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Here are key schedules:

• Wake County schools canceled Tuesday classes.

• Cary Town Hall will be open during normal business hours Tuesday.

• The Cary Town Council work session scheduled for Tuesday evening is canceled.

• The Morrisville Town Council session scheduled for Tuesday evening is canceled. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

• C-Tran’s door-to-door services will stop at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Registered passengers certified for ADA service and who live within three-fourths of a mile of a fixed route may still receive door-to-door services. C-Tran’s fixed route schedule is operating as normal. Riders are encouraged to call C-Tran directly at 919-481-2020 for updates or download the TransLoc app at

• Solid waste and recycling in Cary will be collected on schedule Tuesday. The Citizen’s Convenience Center will remain open Tuesday. There will be no yard-waste collection after 12 p.m. Tuesday.

• Cary’s public works and utilities customer service will remain open through 8 p.m. Tuesday. Citizens should call 919-469-4090 to report slick spots, downed limbs or trees, and any other non-emergency and weather-related concerns.

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