Kannapolis and the Charlotte Region is now under a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday night until Monday. A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. We encourage you to pay attention to official weather forecasts over the weekend as the winter weather arrives in our area.
Kannapolis Transportation employees have begun brining major thoroughfares and bridges in the city as we expect to mostly have wind/sleet/freezing rain in our area.
You should prepare to not be able to travel and for the potential for the loss of electricity.
Here are a few tips for things you should do to prep for the expected bad weather:
1. Make sure you have batteries for your flashlights and weather radio.
2. Keep your phone and devices charged.
3. If you lose electricity call Duke Energy at 1-800-POWERON.
4. Secure items from the wind and freezing rain that are outside your home.
5. Use generators and grills outside only.
6. Make sure your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are working.