Guilford County transportation crews prepare for winter weather

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- Dozens of transportation workers in the City of Greensboro and Guilford County are scheduled to work overnight because of the possibility of freezing rain and black ice.

Greensboro transportation officials say 60 employees in 40 salt trucks will monitor roads overnight. They will work a 12 hour shift starting at 9 p.m.

An NCDOT supervisor in Guilford County said 20 state employees would hit roads starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday. They'll monitor and salt roads until the threat of dangerous winter weather passes Wednesday.

Transportation officials say it's important for people to drive slowly until temperatures get above freezing.

"With temperatures that low, any moisture out there on the roads is going to freeze. [Drivers] need to treat any water they see on the roads late tonight after midnight and early tomorrow morning as ice, and be prepared and drive much more cautiously," said Mike Mabe, City of Greensboro.