The National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory for early Sunday in the Charlotte area, although less than 0.1 of an inch of new ice accumulation was expected before the precipitation was forecast to become rain by 10 a.m.
The Charlotte Department of Transportation planned to treat bridges and culverts with salt on Saturday night, with 24 workers operating 12 trucks.
Black ice on streets and sidewalks could form quickly, and motorists and pedestrians were advised to be extra cautious, drive slower and allow room for heavy equipment treating roads.
Residents should report icy roads by calling CharMeck 311. Also, reports of routine icing on City streets can be called in to 704-336-3200.
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A slight chance of snow and sleet was expected before 11 p.m. Saturday, followed by a slight chance of snow between 11 p.m. and midnight, then a 70 percent chance of freezing rain through daybreak.
Drizzle and showers could continue through Thursday, with highs bouncing from 37 on Sunday to 57 on Monday, 46 Tuesday and a springlike 69 on Wednesday, according to the latest NWS forecast.