Roads began clearing by Thursday

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The upstate received approximately 1-2 inches of snow early Tuesday and braced for the second round of winter weather that brought another 2-3 inches overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. By Thursday main roads, such as Hwy. 81 and Hwy. 153 in Powdersville, and Hwy. 8 and Hwy. 20 in Pelzer and Williamston, were clearing however secondary roads and parking lots remained covered.

District One schools were closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to the still falling snow and ice and Thursday and Friday due to lingering snow and ice.

Weather forecasters, emergency prepardness and government officials were taking the storm seriously, warning residents to be prepared.