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February 13
SCDOT Winter  Storm 4 am Update

Statewide Summary – A mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain continues to fall in much of the state. Most precipitation is reported as sleet or freezing rain.  Most counties, with the exception of coastal areas and the southern part of District Seven, are reporting that roads and bridges are covered with snow and ice.  Crews in all Districts except District 6 are currently plowing interstates and primary routes with all available snow plows. Temperatures are below freezing in much of the state, except for coastal counties.  Interstate conditions are in a passable condition.  Primary and secondary roads in much of the state remain covered with significant amounts snow and ice.  Fallen trees are a significant problem, especially in District 7.  Travel is not recommended unless absolutely necessary (emergencies). SCDOT forces are working continuously on rotating 12-hour shifts applying salt and other anti-icing/deicing materials.  Contract forces and local government partners are also assisting with snow removal operations in many counties.

The following values are the employees and equipment that are active, and the material already applied to the roadways.
1,265
Maintenance employees actively involved in road operations
11,623
Tons of Salt (cumulative total)
4,204
Tons of Sand (cumulative total)
58,191
Gallons of calcium chloride (cumulative total)
1,147,082
Gallons of salt brine (cumulative total)
653
Equipment in use
Engineering District 1 (Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Richland, and Sumter Counties) –Temperatures in District One are ranging between 31 and 35 degrees.  Rain is being reported in all counties with exception to Richland which is reporting freezing rain. Most counties are reporting that roads are at least partially covered with snow/ice.  Interstates, priority routes, and bridges continue to be treated with anti-icing and deicing materials and equipment.
Engineering District 2 (Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, and Saluda Counties) –Temperatures in District Two are ranging between 19 and 31 degrees.  The District is reporting sleet and freezing rain in all counties with exception of Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, and Laurens which is reporting cloudy.  Road conditions throughout the district vary from icy to covered with snow/ice.  Interstates, priority routes, and bridges continue to be treated with anti-icing and deicing materials and equipment.
Engineering District 3 (Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg Counties) –Temperatures in District Three are ranging between 29 to 34 degrees.  Interstates, priority routes, and bridges continue to be treated with anti-icing and deicing materials and equipment.  Road conditions are reported as covered with snow and ice.  It is currently snowing in all counties with the exception of Spartanburg which is reporting sleet.  Pickens has reported some fallen trees and vegetative debris.
Engineering District 4 (Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union, and York Counties) – Temperatures in District Four are ranging between 22 and 32 degrees.  All counties are reporting rain, sleet or freezing rain with exception of Cherokee which is reporting cloudy and Union which is reporting clear.  The road conditions throughout the district are covered with snow and ice.  Interstates, priority routes, and bridges continue to be treated with anti-icing and deicing materials and equipment.
Engineering District 5 (Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg Counties) – Temperatures in District Five are ranging between 31 and 36 degrees.  All counties are reporting a mixture of sleet, rain or freezing rain with exception to Horry which is reporting cloudy.  Road conditions throughout the district vary from wet to partially covered with snow/ice.  Priority routes and bridges continue to be treated as needed with anti-icing and deicing materials and equipment.  Several counties have reported a significant number of fallen trees and vegetative debris.
Engineering District 6 (Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, and Jasper Counties) – Temperatures in District Six are ranging between 32 and 38 degrees.  Weather conditions are being reported as rain, cloudy or clear.  Pavement conditions are reported as wet.  County crews are monitoring and treating routes and bridges, as necessary, with anti-icing and deicing materials and equipment.  Several counties have reported a large number of fallen trees and vegetative debris.
The Ravenel Bridge is closed due to ice falling from towers and cables.  Don Holt and Wando Bridges remain open.
Engineering District 7 (Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Clarendon, Hampton, and Orangeburg Counties) – Temperatures in District Seven are ranging between 26 and 33 degrees. Weather conditions are being reported as rain.  Roads are being reported as wet or partially covered with snow/ice.  Interstates, priority routes, and bridges continue to be treated as needed with anti-icing materials and equipment.  Most counties in this District are reporting a significant number of fallen trees and vegetative debris.
SCDOT Headquarters - The Director of Maintenance office will be staffed throughout this weather event.  Heavy salt deliveries have been made this morning throughout District 7 with some deliveries to the Columbia salt dome. The SCDOT Call Center will be staffed from 7:00 AM till 5:00 PM Thursday, February 13. The Call Center can be reached at 855-GO-SCDOT (855-467-2368) toll free or 803-737-2314. 
 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.)