S. C. Winter Snow Storm Costs Still Being Totaled - WSPA.com

S. C. Winter Snow Storm Costs Still Being Totaled

Posted: Updated:
Anderson City Street Department Clearing Main Street Anderson City Street Department Clearing Main Street
Clean up after this week's winter storm continues as State Agencies start to add up how much the storm cost South Carolina.


The Federal Declaration of Emergency will allow all State and Local agencies to be reimbursed for 75% of the cost of the storm.

For example Anderson City uses a sand- salt mixture on icy roads that costs $40 per ton, but because FEMA will cover 75% the City can get reimbursed for $30 of that cost.

Insurance companies are also anticipating an increase in claims. Russ Dubisky, the executive director for the South Carolina Insurance News Service says so far $15 Million worth of claims had already been filed in South Carolina. He estimates that number will increase.

Road crews will also deal with the damage incurred by all the snow and ice, and the plows scraping the streets.

SCDOT's upstate offices expect there will be more attention paid to patching potholes than normal.

You can help by reporting a pothole. Just call the district office.


Below are the numbers for Upstate SC DOT offices:

Greenville Maintenance: 864-241-1224

Spartanburg Maintenance: 864-587-4725

Oconee Maintenance: 864-647-0879

Pickens Maintenance: 864-859-0039

Anderson Maintenance: 864-260-2215

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Condemned Spartanburg Co. Motel Might Reopen In June

    Condemned Spartanburg Co. Motel Might Reopen In June

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:01:06 GMT
    A motel that was shut down after inspectors found widespread mold and cockroaches might reopen this summer. The Spartanburg County Building Codes Departmentcondemned the Brookwood Inn in March after it found a string of violations, including non-working smoke detectors and no gas.
    A motel that was shut down after inspectors found widespread mold and cockroaches might reopen this summer. The Spartanburg County Building Codes Departmentcondemned the Brookwood Inn in March after it found a string of violations, including non-working smoke detectors and no gas.
  • Highway Patrol Recruiting New Troopers in NC, SC

    Highway Patrol Recruiting New Troopers in NC, SC

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:32:46 GMT
    North Carolina Highway Patrol is short roughly 200 troopers statewide.North Carolina Highway Patrol is short roughly 200 troopers statewide.

    The Highway Patrol in North Carolina and South Carolina are actively looking for recruits.

    The Highway Patrol in North Carolina and South Carolina are actively looking for recruits.

  • Suspect Arrested After Attempted Robbery of Laurens Restaurant

    Suspect Arrested After Attempted Robbery of Laurens Restaurant

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:18:20 GMT
    Randall Scott Gambrell, Jr., 26, was charged with attempted armed robbery.Randall Scott Gambrell, Jr., 26, was charged with attempted armed robbery.
    Officials say Randall Scott Gambrell, Jr. was charged with attempted armed robbery after they were called to Sam's Country Kitchen on Torrington Road around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.
    Officials say Randall Scott Gambrell, Jr. was charged with attempted armed robbery after they were called to Sam's Country Kitchen on Torrington Road around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.