12-09-18 Winter Weather

An inflatable snowman greets a snow plow on Poplar Tent Road as a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain hit the Concord area on December 9th.

Road conditions in Concord are improving after this morning’s second wave of snow finished and temperatures exceeded 40 degrees.

Crews have completed clearing designated bare pavement routes and continue clearing secondary and neighborhood collector streets. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Slushy and/or icy spots may remain, especially in shady areas. Tonight, temperatures will drop to 24 degrees and conditions could be hazardous tomorrow morning after wet road surfaces refreeze and cause black ice. Please avoid travel if possible. Motorists who must travel late tonight and early tomorrow should use extra caution and practice the following tips for safe winter driving:

*Reduce speed and allow extra time to reach your destination.

*Be aware of potentially icy areas such as bridges, overpasses, hills, ramps, and shady spots.

*Keep a safe distance (recommend at least five seconds separation) behind other vehicles and snow removal equipment.

Other City of Concord service and facility updates:

·         This week's garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection is operating on a one-day delay, with Monday's items collected Tuesday, and Friday's items collected Saturday. Yard waste collection, including this week's loose leaf collection in the Monday area, will not begin until Tuesday. Yard waste crews will attempt to complete all routes by the end of the day Friday. Residents can confirm their collection schedule atconcordnc.gov/whatsmyday.

·         Concord-Padgett Regional Airport returned to normal operations Monday morning.

·         City parks remain closed. As of 11 a.m., Parks and Recreation has reopened the Academy, Hartsell, and Logan Recreation centers and the Phillips Activity Center. All scheduled activities at these facilities have been cancelled and they will close at 5 p.m. today (Monday, Dec. 10).

·         Rider Transit will resume service on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Check bus locations at ckrider.com.

Kannapolis, Cabarrus schools closed

Kannapolis City Schools and Cabarrus County Schools will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 11, due to ice and snow that remains from Winter Storm Diego.

Kannapolis staff will be operating on an Option A schedule.

CCS posted this notice:

Cabarrus County Schools will be closed for students on Tuesday, Dec. 11th. Road conditions are expected to be hazardous with icy roads due to freezing temperatures overnight. The make-up day will be Feb. 18.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be operating on a two-hour delay.

cfa Academy will also operate on a two-hour delay. The daycare will open at 10 a.m. and there will be no before-school care.

Accidents Sunday

The Concord Police Department reported 17 crash-related calls on Sunday.

CPD tweeted earlier Monday thanks to motorists who remained off the slick roads and urged them to limit driving as much as possible until the ice and snow is gone.

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