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February 13
SCDOT Winter Storm 8 am Update

Statewide Summary – Light snow is falling in some counties in the upstate and rain/freezing rain in the central/lower areas of the state. 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 continue to plow interstates and primary routes with all available snow plows. Temperatures are at or above freezing in much of the state. Interstate conditions are passable.  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.
1,455
Maintenance employees actively involved in road operations
12,598
Tons of Salt (cumulative total)
4,614
Tons of Sand (cumulative total)
62,641
Gallons of calcium chloride (cumulative total)
1,202,532
Gallons of salt brine (cumulative total)
713
Equipment in use
Engineering District 1 (Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Richland, and Sumter Counties) –Temperatures in District One are ranging between 30 and 33 degrees.  Rain is being reported in Lee with the exception to Sumter and Richland which are reporting freezing rain and sleet in Lexington. Road conditions in most counties are wet and partially covered with snow and 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 27 and 31 degrees.  The District is reporting light snow with no accumulation in Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood and McCormick. Cloudy conditions in Laurens and Newberry and freezing rain in Saluda.  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 30 to 32 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. Snow is reported in Greenville and Pickens with cloudy conditions in Oconee and Spartanburg.  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 cloudy conditions with exception of Cherokee and Union which is reporting snow and sleet in York.  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 32 and 37 degrees.  Most counties are reporting rain with exception of Darlington, Marlboro and 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.  All other bridges are open.
Engineering District 7 (Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Clarendon, Hampton, and Orangeburg Counties) – Temperatures in District Seven are ranging between 30 and 33 degrees. Weather conditions are being reported as rain.  Roads are being reported as wet in most counties with the exception of Calhoun and Aiken reporting partially covered with snow/ice.  Priority routes and bridges continue to be treated as needed with anti-icing materials and equipment.  Most counties 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.)