January 30
SCDOT Winter Weather Update 12 am Jan. 30

Statewide Summary – This winter storm has ended.  Though many roads have returned to dry (normal) condition, some are still covered with snow/ice or have possible refreezing.  Below freezing temperatures are forecast overnight for the entire state.  Therefore, icy conditions on roadways will continue to be a problem.  Travel on secondary roads will likely be treacherous and is not recommended unless absolutely necessary.  5 of the 7 Engineering District continue working on rotating 12-hour shifts applying salt and other anti-icing/deicing materials.  Statewide, all interstate routes are open and in fair condition. The Ravenel Bridge in Charleston is still closed.  The following values are the employees and equipment that are active, and the material already applied to the roadways.

Maintenance employees actively involved in road operations
Tons of Salt (cumulative total)
Tons of Sand (cumulative total)
Gallons of calcium chloride (cumulative total) (ERROR IN PREVIOUS REPORT)
Gallons of salt brine (cumulative total)
Equipment in use
Engineering District 1 (Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Richland and Sumter Counties) –Temperatures in District One are ranging between 24 and 27 degrees.  All routes (interstate, primary and secondary) are generally clear of snow and ice. However, many pavements that were in wet condition during the day are being monitored and spreader crews will be available tonight to apply salt/sand/de-icing chemicals as necessary.
Engineering District 2 (Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda Counties) –Temperatures in District Two are ranging between 27 and 30 degrees.  The weather is clear to cloudy throughout the district.  Priority routes, some being high volume secondary roads, and bridges continue to be treated with anti-icing and deicing materials.  All interstates are passible.  Primary and secondary roads are icy patches in shaded areas. The district is addressing these areas as necessary and monitoring the routes for possible freezing overnight.
Engineering District 3 (Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg Counties) –Temperatures in District Three are ranging between 11 and 33 degrees.  District 3 Operations has returned to skeleton crews in the field offices as most all routes are now dry. Skeleton crews will be treating icy patches throughout the night. We are shutting down the district office at midnight and SHEP Operations at 7 pm.
Engineering District 4 (Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union, and York Counties) – Temperatures in District Four are ranging between 16 and 24 degrees.  The interstates are in fair or good condition and snow removal and anti-icing treatment on both primary and secondary routes is the focus now along with responding to requests from 911 and Highway Patrol.  Primary and secondary roads are partially covered with snow and ice.
Engineering District 5 (Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg Counties) – Temperatures in District Five are ranging between 22 and 28 degrees.  Priority routes and bridges continue to be treated with anti-icing and deicing materials and equipment.  Primary and secondary roads are partially covered with snow and ice. 
Engineering District 6 (Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, and Jasper Counties) – Temperatures in District Six are ranging between 26 and 28 degrees.  The primary concern continues to be the Ravenel Bridge in the Charleston area and returning it to a passable condition.   Additional resources are currently assisting Charleston with their efforts.  SC 170 (Alligator Alley) in Jasper County remains closed and rerouted due to ice on bridges in Georgia.  Route conditions vary from dry in Berkeley and Colleton to partially covered with ice in Charleston. County crews are monitoring and treating routes, as necessary, with anti-icing and deicing materials and equipment.
Engineering District 7 (Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Clarendon, Hampton, and Orangeburg Counties) – Temperatures in District 7 range from 14 to 35 degrees. District 7 Operations has returned to skeleton crews in the field offices. Most routes are dry. Skeleton crews will be treating icy patches throughout the night. The District office will be shutting down at midnight.
SCDOT Headquarters - Based on late afternoon call volumes, we are closing the customer service center at 7 PM tonight and reopening at 6 AM tomorrow.  Our after-hours message this evening will state that we will reopen at 6 AM.  It will also tell after-hours callers they can check our website or call 511 for road conditions, and it will provide the number for highway patrol. The Director of Maintenance office will be staffed throughout this weather event.  Salt from the Columbia salt dome is being distributed throughout the state as required.  Routes will be cleared in the following priorities:
1.    Interstate routes
2.    Primary routes (US and SC designated routes)
3.    Secondary routes (Farm to market roads, etc.)