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SCDOT release noon report of winter weather

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - As the cold and snow conditions pour in, the South Carolina Department of Transportation is working hard to keep travels safe this holiday season.

As of 12:00 p.m., SCDOT field operations have deployed the following.

863

Maintenance employees actively involved in road operations

5,872

Tons of Salt (cumulative total)

1,406

Tons of Sand (cumulative total)

250,575

Gallons of Salt Brine and CaCl used (cumulative total)

500

Equipment In-Use (snow plows, salt spreaders, sprayers and graders)

Engineering districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 are actively working.  Bands of light snow storms continue to move throughout most of the state.  Districts have been pushing snow from the interstates where it has accumulated.  Interstates are in fairly good condition throughout the state with primarily wet conditions. 

Engineering District 1 – District 1 is reporting light snow in all counties.  Roads conditions vary from "wet" to "covered with snow and slush".  Temperatures range from 31 to 36 degrees.  Crews are pushing snow and placing anti-icing materials as necessary. 

Engineering District 2 – Temperatures in the district are currently ranging from 32 to 34 degrees.    Road conditions are reported as wet, except in Laurens County.  All counties are treating roads and bridges with anti-icing chemicals as appropriate. 

Engineering District 3 –   Snow is sporadic with temperatures ranging from 33 to 34 degrees.  Road conditions are reported as "wet" with some "partially covered with snow".  All crews continue to treat roads with brine as necessary.  Counties are plowing roads where needed.  Temperatures are dropping and there is potential for icy patches.

Engineering District 4 – Temperatures range from 29 to 33 degrees.  Counties are currently experiencing light snow. All counties are pushing snow and treating roads and bridges with anti-icing chemicals as appropriate.  Road conditions are reported as "wet" with some "partially covered with snow".  There are some slushy areas on I-77. 

Engineering District 5 – Snow is light in District 5.  Most roads are reported as "wet"; however, some are reported as "partially covered with snow/ice".  Temperatures range from 31 to 38 degrees.  Crews are pushing snow and treating roads and bridges with anti-icing chemicals.

Engineering District 6 – District 6 will be monitoring the forecast, and responding as needed.  At this time, it is raining in District 6.

Engineering District 7 – Seven counties in District 7 are continuing to monitor conditions, two have stopped operations.  Crews are treating bridges with anti-icing chemicals as appropriate

Road conditions will be continuously updated at:  http://www.scdot.org/getting/winterweather.shtml

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