Ravenel Bridge remains closed as ice falls from cables

The Ravenel Bridge remains closed Thursday morning as large pieces of ice can be seen falling from the cables, according to Mt. Pleasant police.

Icy conditions prompted authorities to close both sides of the Ravenel Bridge Wednesday at 4 a.m., and it has remained closed ever since. All other Lowcountry bridges are open.

Driving conditions across the area continue to be slick and icy in some parts as rain continues to fall.

Several other bridges and roadways were temporarily closed Wednesday due to hazardous conditions, including the Stono River Bridge, Limehouse Bridge, and the McKinley Washington Bridge.

State transportation officials have crews throughout the Lowcountry checking on the condition of bridges and roadways.

South Carolina Highway Patrol is responding to a number of incidents involving fallen trees and tree branches in the roadways. Additionally, several traffic lights are out throughout the Lowcountry.

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