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Some Upstate/WNC Secondary Roads May Be Dangerous Thursday Morning

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Slippery conditions prompted many businesses and schools to close for the day Wednesday. Slippery conditions prompted many businesses and schools to close for the day Wednesday.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The storm is over, but the icy roads and cold temperatures have closed and delayed schools.  SCDOT and Highway Patrol recommend caution when traveling on secondary roads Thursday morning. There may be patches of black ice from snow that melted Wednesday.

SCDOT reports road work is ongoing in Abbeville, Anderson, Greenwood, Laurens, and Newberry Counties. Interstates are clear and secondary roads and bridges are being treated with anti-icing and deicing materials.   In Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens, and Oconee Counties road work has been completed.  

NCDOT says interstate roads are clear.  Secondary roads may have snow and ice.  Crews will continue to treat impacted areas throughout Thursday.

Forecast

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until noon Thursday. Snow has moved out but frigid temperatures remain. Temperatures in the Upstate and mountains will climb above freezing. 


Snow, Ice Totals

CountyLocationInches
Snow
Calhoun  
Marlboro  
Chesterfield 
Richland  
Dillon  
Orangeburg  
Edgefield  
Williamsburg  
Oconee  
Aiken  
Lee  
Saluda  
Lancaster  
Barnwell  
Darlington  
Fairfield  
Florence  
Lexington 
McCormick  
Pickens  
Sumter  
Marion  
Anderson  
Chester  
Greenwood  
Kershaw  
Newberry  
Greenville  
Spartanburg  
Abbeville  
Allendale  
Laurens  
York  
Cherokee  
Ice
Colleton  
Clarendon  
Bamberg  
Horry  
Charleston  
Dorchester  
Beaufort  
Berkeley  
Georgetown  
Hampton  
---
Sandy Run
Bennettsville
Pageland
Irmo
Dillon
Orangeburg
Edgefield
Cades
Salem
Aiken
Bishopville
Monetta
Kershaw
Barnwell
Hartsville
Winnsboro
Florence
Swansea
McCormick
Clemson
Sumter
Marion
Belton
Chester
Hodges
Camden
Newberry
Greenville
Boiling Springs
Abbeville
Seigling
Laurens
Rock Hill
Gaffney
---
Walterboro
Summerton
Bamberg
Garden City
North Charleston
Summerville
Port Royal
Daniel Island
Georgetown
Hampton
---
4
4
3.5
3.3
3
3
3
3
2.8
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1.8
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.3
1.3
1
1
1
0.9
0.5
---
1
0.75
0.5
0.5
0.3
0.3
0.25
0.25
0.25
0.25

Driving Tips:
AAA offers the following tips to keep you safe if you do have to venture out.
  • Increase your following distance 8-10 seconds
  • Brake gradually with steady pressure on the brake
  • Be especially wary on hills
  • Stay in the most recently cleared lane on snowy four-lane highways
  • Avoid using cruise control in rainy, slick or snowy conditions
  • Be careful crossing bridges and overpasses
  • Accelerate slowly
  • Slow down sooner and gradually when approaching an intersection 
  • Keep your lights on
If you are involved in an accident with more than $1,000 damage officials say to call *47.  If you are in an accident with less than $1,000 damage, they say to exchange information with the driver.  That information should include the insurance policy number, full name, address and phone number and take pictures of damage on both cars.

Click here to get the latest traffic and road conditions.

Closings and Delays

The winter storm prompted several schools and businesses to make changes to their plans.

Check the list to see if you impacted.

Click here for the latest closing and delay information.

State Of Emergency Declared In SC


Gov. Nikki Haley declared a state of emergency Tuesday as the winter storm brings snow, sleet and freezing rain into South Carolina.

The state of emergency took effect at noon Tuesday and put the National Guard on active duty to support state agencies. The guard has wrecker teams and four-wheel drive vehicles that can be used in the storm response.

The order also means the state's Emergency Operations Center was activated. It also put into effect the state's laws that prevent price gouging during the storm.

It also allows the governor to take whatever other steps are needed to protect the state's residents.

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