When it comes to clearing roadways, NCDOT's first priority is interstates and four-lane divided primary routes (N.C. and U.S. routes) that are essential to the movement of intrastate and regional traffic. After these roads are clear, the priority moves to clearing lower-volume primary roads, high-volume secondary roads, lower-volume secondary roads and then subdivision streets.
NCDOT crews have designated snow and ice removal routes that they must follow. Trucks traveling on roadways but not treating them are likely headed to their designated route. NCDOT does not remove snow and ice from sidewalks, nor does it clear driveways. (more information)