Mayor Cannon: 'Roads are very hazardous'

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon talked to Channel 9 live on the air about the conditions across the city after the winter weather dropped snow in Charlotte.

Cannon said road crews are doing what they can to clear the streets.

He said the roads are very hazardous, especially on secondary streets.

Cannon urged drivers to be careful on the roads and use extreme caution.

He said there were calls for 134 vehicle accidents last year and they are not trying to catch or pass that number Wednesday.

ON PHONE: Mayor Cannon speaks about road conditions

As of 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said there were 288 calls for accidents with property damage only, 60 calls for accidents with injury and 61 calls for traffic blockage and disable vehicles.

Cannon said if you don’t have to be out on the roads, please try and stay off them.

He said only dial 911 for true emergencies. Use 311 for non-emergencies in the city.

Channel 9 also talked to city manager Ron Carlee who said, "We need people to be patient and extra cautious on city streets."

Carlee said the city has treated the major highways and will get to the city streets throughout the day Wednesday.

Watch Carlee's full interview here.