The South Carolina Department of
Transportation (SCDOT) continues its pre-storm operations in advance of the
winter weather predicted to move through the state over the weekend.
SCDOT crews have prepped snow
and ice removal equipment. SCDOT facilities are stocked with salt, sand, brine
and other de-icing materials. SCDOT crews in the Upstate have pre-treated some
routes located in higher elevation areas today (March 10) with a salt brine
SCDOT Maintenance units are on
standby, with skeleton crews scheduled to begin working late Saturday or early
Sunday as conditions warrant.
Secretary of Transportation
Christy A. Hall urges motorists to use caution when approaching SCDOT crews and
equipment in pre-treating and plowing operations. Crews are working to keep the
roads open and safe.
SCDOT further reminds drivers
to use extreme caution on bridges which freeze over much faster than roadways.