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Icy conditions, power outages tail off in SC after storm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina is shaking off snow and icy rain and getting back to normal.

The state Department of Transportation said Saturday all interstate highways were open and passible as temperatures rose and conditions improved. Interstates 26 and 95 had seen temporary, partial closures due to ice on bridges.

DOT urged caution overnight and into early Sunday because roads may refreeze and become covered with invisible ice.

While DOT said most primary routes were passible, sections in the Upstate required caution after parts of the region got five inches or more of snow. Some secondary routes in the most northern counties were impassible due to snow, ice and downed trees.

Nearly 5,000 customers of Duke Energy and electricity coops were without power Saturday evening, almost 3,500 of them in Greenville County.

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