SCDOT Update as of Friday morning

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The SC Department of Transportation (SCDOT) released the following Statewide Summary as of Friday morning – Conditions throughout the state include rain, freezing rain, and snow.

Temperatures currently range from a high of 40 degrees in Lexington County to a low of 30 degrees in York County. Temperatures are expected to fall as the day progresses bringing possible icy conditions to roads and bridges. Travelers should exercise caution, especially on bridges as they will freeze before the roadway. SCDOT forces have begun working rotating 12-hour shifts utilizing snow plows and applying salt and other anti-icing materials.

The following values are the employees and equipment that are active, and the material already applied to the roadways:

766 Maintenance employees actively involved with road operations

2,110 Tons of Salt (cumulative total)

130 Tons of Sand (cumulative total)

1,650 Gallons of calcium chloride

273,350 Gallons of salt brine

933 Equipment available

(Anderson and Abbeville Counties are in SCDOT Engineering District 2. Greenville County is in District 3)

Engineering District 1 – Current conditions are rain with temperatures ranging from 40 to 35

degrees. Skeleton crews worked throughout the night in Kershaw and Lee Counties inspecting roads

for possible icy conditions. The district will transition to rotating 12 hour shifts later today and will

apply anti-icing materials as conditions warrant.

Engineering District 2 – Current conditions are rain with temperatures ranging from 34 to 38

degrees. Skeleton crews reported for duty at 4:00 am in Anderson and Laurens Counties. Began

rotating 12 hour shifts at 8:00 am today and will continue throughout the storm. Applying salt brine to

the northern section of I-85 in Anderson County from US 29 to the Greenville County line, and on I-

85 and I-26 in Laurens County. They continue to monitor conditions closely and apply anti-icing and

deicing materials as necessary.

Engineering District 3 – Current conditions include rain, freezing rain and snow being reported with

temperatures hovering around 32 degrees. The district reports significant snow coverage in the

mountainous areas of Oconee County with roads and bridges being partially covered with snow and

ice in Pickens and Spartanburg Counties. Greenville is reporting rain. Will continue to plow and treat

roads and bridges with brine with the interstates being the first priority. Crews are working rotating 12

hour shifts. They have mobilized SHEP, the Traffic Management Center, and Construction personnel

are being used to operate pickup trucks equipped with salt spreaders.

Engineering District 4 – Current conditions include sleet in Cherokee County with the remainder of

the district reporting rain. Temperatures range from 30 to 35 degrees. Cherokee reports roads

covered with snow and ice with the snow changing over to sleet. They report several accidents on I85

but no backups at this time, as they continue to plow and apply brine. The remainder of the district

reports road conditions as being wet. The District is working rotating 12 hour shifts, and will continue

this for the duration of the storm. They continue to apply salt brine to I-77 in Chester, Fairfield, and

York Counties.

Engineering District 5 – Current conditions include freezing rain being reported in Marlboro County

with the remainder of the district reporting rain. Temperatures range from 32 to 36 degrees. Crews

worked throughout the night in Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion and Marlboro Counties inspecting

roads and pretreating where necessary. They continue to monitor conditions and apply deicing

materials to interstates, primaries and some high volume secondary routes where conditions warrant.

Will continue to monitor the weather and adjust operations as needed to respond to changing

conditions.

Engineering District 6 – Normal operations. Crews have been placed on standby to support upstate

counties if needed.

Engineering District 7 – Normal operations. Crews have been placed on standby to support upstate

counties if needed.