City manager: "Don't get lulled into a false sense of security"

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee spent some time talking to Channel 9 Friday morning about the conditions around the city.

He said the city’s number one priority Friday was making sure all of the bus routes were functional.

“Having to shut down some of our bus routes has been the most difficult decision and biggest inconvenience for the people that depend on them,” he said.

Carlee said the city was hoping to get the transit system back up to full operation as quickly as possible Friday. His main concern was icy roads.

“We had black ice overnight. We had, unfortunately, one fatality,” he said. “Seeing the sun coming out, this should be a really good day. If people are smart and really stay safe we'll make a lot of progress.”

But Carlee riterated what Mayor Cannon has been saying for days: Do not get lulled into a false sense of security.

“Yes, we've made really good progress. I mean we got really nervous yesterday when the snow came through in the morning. But when the sun came out, things became much clearer and we're make a lot of progress today,” he said.
 
Carlee said he, like most Charlotteans, is looking forward to a warm up next week.

“I saw a weather forecast of something upward of 70 degrees this time next week, It's a long time between here and now," he said.