Closings and delays

Alamance County prepares for possible black ice

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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. -- State and city street crews plowed and spread extra road salt to prevent the development of black ice overnight.

North Carolina Department of Transportation crews sent out 27 trucks to plow the slush and snow leftover on secondary roadways.

Burlington Street Supervisor Blair Thompson said city crews only had three hours of sleep in between shifts Tuesday night before seven trucks spread about 100 tons of salt to help prevent black ice.

"About 250 lane miles is what we treat with our salt,” Thompson said.

Thompson said although any area with shade and several trees create the risk of black ice, Saddle Club Road in Burlington is usually a significant problem area for the city.