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Labor shortages could cause delays in clearing North Carolina roads after weekend's winter storm, the state says - Erie News Now

Labor shortages could cause delays in clearing North Carolina roads after weekend's winter storm, the state says - Erie News Now
By Jason Hanna, CNN

News Labor shortages could cause delays in clearing North Carolina roads after weekend's winter storm, the state says Friday, January 14th 2022, 4:00 PM EST Updated: Friday, January 14th 2022, 4:45 PM EST Allison Lee Isley/Winston-Salem Journal/AP By Jason Hanna, CNN Labor shortages could mean North Carolina road crews won't be able to clear roads of snow and ice as fast as usual if a winter storm hits the state this weekend, the governor's office said."(North Carolina Department of Transportation) crews and contractor resources will work to clear roads as fast as possible, but response times are expected to be slower than previous storms due to labor shortages impacting crews spread around the state," a statement from Cooper's office said.The country as a whole has been dealing with labor shortages for months.Roy Cooper's office said.

Transportation department workers started spreading brine on roads Thursday, a job expected to finish Friday, Cooper's office said.The governor's office is urging people to stay off roads if conditions deteriorate, and to reduce speed if they must travel.

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