CARY — When snow is in the forecast, Cary gets ready.
The towns 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 towns 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, well 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, well 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-Trans 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-Trans 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 http://live.gotriangle.org.
• Solid waste and recycling in Cary will be collected on schedule Tuesday. The Citizens Convenience Center will remain open Tuesday. There will be no yard-waste collection after 12 p.m. Tuesday.
• Carys 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.