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Sunday afternoon CATS bus drivers submitted their intent to go on strike.
The drivers' union told Eyewitness News they have still not reached a final deal with the company they work for and the contract is set to expire on Monday.
Seniority is the remaining issue.
The company has agreed to most of the drivers' demands, but according to the union they have left some restrictions on how full-time operators pick their work.
On Sunday night, Eyewitness News spoke with the company, Transit Management of Charlotte, and their negotiator said they had not heard of the notice to strike, but they have already removed two restrictions the union objected to.
On Saturday, 90% of the bus drivers voted to strike if their demands were not met.
They resumed talks on Sunday morning, but they also told Charlotte-Mecklenburg police that come Tuesday at 12 a.m. they may be picketing.
If that happens, it will shut down Charlotte's public bus system.
Eyewitness News reached out to CATS about what they plan to do to help the 80,000 riders that would be impacted and has not heard back yet
Ice is stalling operations in some areas across the nation, creating a domino effect for travelers across the country.
Eyewitness News was at Charlotte-Douglas Airport on Sunday night with how the storms were impacting people.
People attempting to fly from Charlotte-Douglas into Dallas or even Philly could be in for a long wait on Sunday night.
There are more than a dozen flights cancelled at Charlotte-Douglas International.
Including flights into Cincinnati.
There are also flights from Asheville, Miami and Detroit that have been canceled.
We also noticed many other flights have been delayed.
Many travelers told us they didn't find out about the cancellations until they arrived at the airport; many of them are in limbo.
For the mountains, slick spots were an issue on Sunday and will be again on Sunday night.
Ice is still on the ground and those walking can hear it crunch, but it is hard to know where it may be on the roads due to dense fog. So far it has not created any major problems from the wintry blast that happened overnight.
Cars and trucks cruised by the ice-coated country.
Tree branches, street signs and power lines are all encased with the glass-like moisture -- even the gas pumps were not immune to a coating.
"They couldn't even lift the levers. They were frozen down solid," said Jeff Hicks.
Hicks was called in on Sunday, stepping on ice to clean off nozzles.
"They definitely want the pumps up and going with everybody out getting Christmas presents," he said.
People who did hit the roads did not have many slick spots to deal with.
Salt trucks were out treating them. The less traveled, winding mountain roads were a big concern.
As the day progressed, dense fog became an issue.
Skiers and snowboarders reappeared from a top slopes at Blowing Rock's Appalachain Ski Resort as they went through it.
Resort General Manager Brad Moretz said the cold temperatures helped bring in crowds.
"I would say exceptional for what the weather forecast was," he said.
But conditions could always be better.
"Got some good, fresh conditions on the way," he said.
The resort is expecting colder temperatures to allow them to make snow for the slopes. It could also cause some wet spots to re-freeze.
That will be what crews will be watching Sunday night.