Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

January 10, 2011 by · Comments Off on Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, A winter storm should enter the area of Charlotte, North Carolina at approximately 4:00 on Monday, January 10, 2011, may delay or nearby preschool Charlotte programs. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for parts of Carolina. Chance of snow 40 percent for tonight and 100 percent on Monday. This situation should change to a wintry mix by Monday night and there is a probability of 50 percent of the freezing rain on Tuesday.

Many preschools follow the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Charlotte (CMS) plan for severe weather, which is described on the website of CMS. CMS has the option of closing schools for the day, starting 2 hours late, or dismiss students early. A decision on a closure or a delay of 2 hours will be sent to the CMS website and television and local radio in 5:30 If you want to be early dismissal, the decision should be made public by 1:00 p.m.
At the time of this announcement, no decision has been taken. If there is no notice to local media after the deadline for half past five, participants may assume that the school will be in kindergarten session. Charlotte area should allow parents to know if they are below According to the plan of CMS severe weather.

Gaston County Schools

January 10, 2011 by · Comments Off on Gaston County Schools 

Gaston County Schools, During a typical evening on Sunday, Bi-Lo in Belmont has two to three lanes will be open for customers.

This is hardly the case last night as the threat of a heavy snowstorm threatened in the minds of people.

“We’ve got 10 lanes open at the moment,” said Jason Morrison, deputy director of the grocery store, at about 19 pm Sunday.

Morrison said all the store’s sales have increased by more than 30,000 and on average about every day since Friday, when forecasters began to say the snow on Monday was a certainty.

“It has been well all weekend,” he said. “We have a lot of bread, milk and eggs and things like that. But we are getting low on some other points in time.”

As the sun rises this morning, the flakes begin to fall in Gaston County, “said Andrew Kimball, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Greer, SC

“We seek to develop the snow probably right around dawn or right then, around 7:30 am,” he said.

About three to five inches of snow expected to fall through the afternoon, when the precipitation will change in a mixture of sleet and freezing rain. This “light glaze” will continue to come until some time Tuesday morning, Kimball said.

“Monday and Monday night, we are not expected to be above zero,” he said. “So the roads are very slippery. And the temperature will struggle to get the freezing point Tuesday. ”

Gaston County Schools announced no changes to his schedule Monday as Sunday night. Schools spokeswoman Bonnie Reidy said officials would watch the weather and control of roads on Monday morning to determine what to do.

“We are waiting and watching the weather,” said Reidy.

Officials from the NC Department of Transportation pushed area residents to consider staying home Monday rather than risk havoc on icy roads.

The Department of Transport did not intend to brine to Gaston, Lincoln and Cleveland counties Saturday and Sunday. If snow falls, the salt workers plow snow and spread as needed, and engineers continue to watch the forecasts to decide what strategies to use, according to the website of the State.

The notice at the end of last week allowed the city of Gastonia to get a head start on preparations. Gastonia does not use salt water, which is designed to help prevent formation of ice on roads where snow or ice begins. Instead, the city uses slag, a mixture of sand and salt, “said Superintendent of Public Works Dale Denton.

The city has 15 large trucks equipped with plows and spreaders have 10 slag and two graders who are ready to go to work, “he said.

“Early morning is what we hear in so far as it will start snowing,” said Denton. “We’ll all be ready to go at 7 o’clock”

The town starts to slag on the hills and bridges. Once an inch of snow has fallen, the plows begin to roll.

Major thoroughfares such as Franklin Boulevard U.S. 321, Garrison Boulevard and Redbud, Union and New Hope roads receive priority treatment.

“Sometimes we make several passes over them,” said Denton. “Whatever we get those cleared and nature under control, we travel on secondary roads.”

The city also gives priority to the inputs of the fire department and police station, lots of parking, and along Court Drive at the entrance to Gaston Memorial Hospital.

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Channel 4 News Nashville

October 26, 2010 by · Comments Off on Channel 4 News Nashville 

Channel 4 News Nashville, More than a few big names have appeared near the building in downtown Nashville’s new convention shouting some big shots on the project.

The signs have disappeared, but four large billboards near the site type doubled earlier, protesting that more jobs for the city center of the music should go to locals.

Not everyone agreed that names were on the panels. Even many of those who are responsible for keeping the signs do not seem to know who they were saying “shame.”

“Do you know who is Larry Atema?” Channel 4 News reporters Deanna Lambert asked a man holding a “Shame on Larry Atema” sign.

“Well, he came here and gave us a cold drink,” said a sign holder.

Atema, Marty Dickens and Gary Schalmo are all men in charge of building the new Music City Center.

CECO is the company founded on the Missouri who won an auction and $ 42.5 million to pay all the concrete.

“Its kind of fun. Do not really know who did it,” said Holly McCall Music City Centre.

When Channel 4 tried to find who is behind the signs, it was only handed a flyer that read, Music City jobs for families Music City. He explains how residents of Nashville were sold on the draft convention center being promised to create local jobs, but this group indicates that construction workers are transported across the country.

“I was unemployed for two years,” said Ronnie Ryan of Columbia. “I found a job this morning with Conti Electric.”

While he and another local electrician was hired Friday they will work for a company based in Michigan.

“Our manager said he is in Los Angeles,” said Ryan.

So how many of the 400 people working on the site are local?

“According to the statistics we look at the source, certified, about 81 percent of jobs are local people who were already there,” said McCall. “Not 100 percent of the jobs will be, obviously. Some supervisors will come from these large packages from outside the city, but yes, most jobs are local.”

CECO is only one of about 300 contractors and suppliers will be made to work. Channel 4 has requested a list of all contractors, but said it would take several days to collect the entire list.

The Music City Center representative also said that following a 4-storey channel I-Team last summer, who said that about 50 of total employees CECO were local, they have established a program of workforce development on property where residents can personally stop and fill out an application.

They said they believe effective CECO is now at 85 percent local.

Tdot Road Conditions

May 2, 2010 by · Comments Off on Tdot Road Conditions 

Tdot Road ConditionsTdot Road Conditions:In its first full day of its reopening after the rock fall last October, tens of thousands of cars rolling again on I-40 from eastern Tennessee, North Carolina.

While the closure of Interstate create major headaches for drivers and financial devastation for local businesses, may have been a glimmer of hope for construction equipment.

TDOT was able to wrap several repairs scheduled early due to lack of traffic. Normally, repairs will have created miles of traffic congestion and cost the state more money.

“After the collapse of rock, changed the schedule for a lot of routine maintenance activities,” said Steve Borden, TDOT Region of a director. “Those are things that probably would have made later in the year in the summer. With us you can work the months when there was no traffic, it was safer for our workers and did the work faster.”

The construction of roads without traffic is also cheaper for the state. Traffic control for general maintenance, costing the state an estimated $ 575 per day.

“We were able to make some rejuvenation. Drivers will also notice the highway is much cleaner. We cut back the trees that would normally present a danger,” said Borden.

TDOT also was able to stabilize the various points rockslides problems and install safety measures.

“There are new fences and rock catchment rock bolting to hold those areas instead. Some areas have new drapes to keep the material that falls into the road,” said Borden.

Borden said TDOT improvements near Interstate upgrades and maintenance will be around five bridges near the border of North Carolina.

“We would have loved to get the bridges is performed when there was no traffic, but the way the budget works could not get any before the planned projects. Let’s start working on bridges this summer and stay away from any lane closures until 15 August, “said Borden.