Shared by IRPO: This Week at NCDOT: Winter Weather Prep and My NCDMV

 

Winter Weather Prep

As the temperature starts to drop in North Carolina, our maintenance crews around the state are checking supplies and inspecting equipment to prepare for potential weather storms.

NCDOT workers in Buncombe County already performed a dry run, where crews familiarized themselves with snow routes and tested all equipment to ensure it is functioning properly. All 100 North Carolina counties will conduct these drills to be ready for winter weather.

“Maintenance yards are running through their dry runs, working with their contractors and should be done in November in terms of preparing all their equipment and topping off salt storage and brine capacities,” said Joshua Kellen, NCDOT Disaster Recovery Engineer.

With more than 80,000 miles of roadways to maintain, NCDOT has many pieces of equipment, including:

  • 2,250 dump trucks with plows and salt or sand spreaders;
  • 503 front-end loaders and backhoes; and
  • 324 motor graders.

During these drills, crews also assess the supply of salt and sand, which are essential during snow and ice removal.

The department can store up to 170,000 tons of salt and sand and more than 1.5 million gallons of brine at its maintenance facilities across the state. It also has equipment to make brine, a salt water mixture that helps keep snow and ice from freezing on major highways, in each of the state’s 100 counties.

My DMV Services

Did you know that you can online instead of waiting in line at the DMV?

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles offers numerous services online through the My DMV portal, which can save you time, while also helping make sure you don’t miss important renewal or registration deadlines.

My DMV allows you to view and manage details about your identification, driving status and vehicle registration online. You can also view previous vehicle property tax payments and renew your license. And while on the site, add your email address to your profile for future notifications about your license and vehicle.

To access these services or for more information, visit myncdmv.gov.

For more information about NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on NCDOT.gov.

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