Local Government Snow Removal

NCDOT Snow Removal

Come wintertime, the North Carolina Department of Transportation springs into action. But, North Carolina is such a big state comprised of cities and towns both large and small. It is simply impossible for the NCDOT to remove snow and ice from everywhere.


This is where Charlotte Snow Plow comes to the rescue.

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NCDOT Snow Removal Policy

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is responsible for clearing ice and snow from major roadways to keep traffic flowing smoothly. They mainly address interstates and four-lane primary routes.


The NCDOT also addresses other roadways, such as primary and secondary routes. However, these are prioritized based on factors such as connectivity, traffic volume, trucking routes, major business districts, and how important the routes are to hospitals and emergency services.


The NCDOT follows a set procedure for removing ice and snow. They deploy crews who have designated specific routes. It is worth noting that the NCDOT only removes snow and ice from roads – not driveways, sidewalks, or private lots.


Learn more about NCDOT’s snow-clearing policy so you can plan ahead.

Snow Removal at the Local Level

The NCDOT focuses mainly on major roads and interstates. For local roads, city and town governments usually step in.


Local governments have their own snow plowing and ice removal programs that mostly target main streets and avenues. They don’t provide such services to side roads, cul-de-sacs, alleys, and private property. 


Moreover, local governments don’t tend to assume maintenance responsibilities for private roads or streets in gated communities. As such, these residential communities – such as homeowners associations, townhome communities, and condominium associations – will have to address their snow and ice problems themselves.

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Partner With Charlotte Snow Plow

Charlotte Snow Plow offers snow and ice removal services as well as salting, pretreatment, and scheduled services to commercial properties and residential communities. We make sure to effectively remove snow and ice from parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, and private roads without damaging the concrete underneath. Our years of experience and unparalleled customer service speak for themselves.


For snow and ice removal services outside of NCDOT streets, Charlotte Snow Plow is the one to turn to. Call us today at (844) 327-1986 to schedule a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The North Carolina Department of Transportation handles all snow plowing services for major interstates and four-lane divided primary routes. Local governments also handle snow and ice removal, though they are chiefly focused on main roads and districts.

The Charlotte Department of Transportation does have snow plows in addition to other snow and ice removal tools and solutions. Local government, though, only addresses major streets, leaving side roads, alleyways, and private properties.

Yes, salting is a method used for deicing in North Carolina. You can easily spot signs of salt brine on streets right before storms and snow.