GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — NCDOT crew members put in a lot of work on Friday ahead of the winter storm. They took the morning to make sure their trucks were ready to go, then loaded up to hit the major roadways and started the brining process.
Crews set out early to treat the roads before a winter storm drops snow, sleet, and freezing rain on the Triad.
NCDOT Truck Driver, Trevor Harris, sprayed 5,000 gallons worth of salt brine on major primary roads like U.S. 29 in Guilford County.
"I'm going to salt all the way to the county line, Rockingham County, down Business 29," Harris said. "It's real busy, just trying to get ready, and get all the trucks right, we take it as it comes."
The work doesn't end there. That's just the beginning ahead of the weekend winter storm.
"I have to go back and finish filling the trucks up, and put some plows and spreaders on there," Harris said. "Everything on this truck has to come off, we got to put a spreader on it and a plow on it."
Brad Wall is the Maintenance Engineer for NCDOT Division 7 and he said it's all hands on deck this weekend.
"With brining, the result of pretreating is you are left with a like salt residue on surfaces of the roadway, and it gets down into the pores of the roadway, so traffic doesn't track it off immediately, and so, that's all there so when it starts snowing then it's snowing on top of that salt, and so it helps," Wall said.
Harris said if you do see them out on the roads this weekend, be careful and mindful of them.
"Keep our fellow employees' families in prayer, so that we can make it through the weekend and go back home safely to our families," Harris said.
Guilford County DOT reports they put out 25,525 gallons of salt brine on the roads on Friday.
While Guilford County DOT is finishing up, the City of Greensboro is heading out Friday night to begin its pretreatmen