WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The roads have been a huge task for the Department of Transportation as it prepares for Wednesday night's winter storm and for Thursday morning's commute.
Tuesday, the DOT dumped more than 75,000 gallons of brine on busy roadways and interstates to ensure your safety.
Another safety tactic is using the DOT's Incident Management Assistance Patrol (IMAP) to help if you find yourself in a precarious situation.
IMAP is a free service available to North Carolina drivers no matter your car insurance provider. It is sponsored by State Farm.
"For the public, some of the free services we provide is jump starts, basic roadside assistance, tire changes, providing fuel, and simple mechanical fixes," said IMAP driver Lucas Anspach.
Anspach was busy Wednesday driving along bridges, overpasses and heavily traveled roadways looking for motorists who may need assistance. He said the DOT has been preparing for the storm for almost a week.
"Luckily, DOT has been out brining the roads and preparing for the event we have been working extra hours getting ready for it. We will increase our patrols this evening, focus on bridges and overpasses where there will be more incidents than normal," Anspach said.
If you need help on the roads, call *HP for assistance.