RALEIGH - For
the safety of the traveling public and to ensure that plow and salt and
sand trucks can effectively work to clear roads, NCDOT is working
closely with the N.C. State Highway Patrol and
local law enforcement to identify and move abandoned vehicles that are
blocking travel lanes or posing an immediate safety hazard.
Under the current state of emergency and North Carolina's Quick
Clearance Law, NCDOT's IMAP (Incident
Management Assistance Patrol) trucks are moving cars to the shoulder
where possible. In other cases, the Highway Patrol and local law
enforcement are coordinating with towing companies to
move vehicles to a safe location.
National Guard soldiers, other law enforcement and IMAP crews are
checking all abandoned cars to make sure there are no people inside who
Drivers whose vehicles were abandoned within city limits need to call their local police department.
If the vehicle was
off the roadway and is not considered a safety hazard, it will NOT
immediately be towed. For drivers to track down abandoned vehicles outside city limits, contact the State Highway Patrol— 919-733-3861.
crews are continuing to work to clear roads and restore safe driving
conditions as quickly as possible. The Governor and state emergency
leaders continue to urge driver to stay off impacted
roads today unless it is an emergency. *** NCDOT ***
I-540 at Honeycut Road in Raleigh
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