South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is monitoring weather
forecasts for possible inclement weather moving into the state on Friday and
continuing through Saturday.
crews in all 46 counties are preparing snow and ice removal equipment. Crews in
the upstate counties will begin pretreating interstates and major routes with a
salt mixture beginning Thursday, January 5. Crews in the Midlands and Pee Dee
counties will begin pretreating on Friday, January 6.
SCDOT Maintenance units are stocked with salt, sand, brine and other materials
used in de-icing operations.
anticipates working crews on rotating 24-hour shifts on Friday as part of the
preparation and response efforts.
urges motorists to slow down and use caution at all times, particularly during
icy conditions. SCDOT also reminds motorists the bridges will ice faster than