CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Live 5 News declared Friday a First Alert Weather Day after the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory in the Lowcountry.
The advisory was in effect until 9 a.m. Friday morning and then waived off for Charleston, Dorchester, inland Berkeley, Colleton and Beaufort counties.
Affected areas include Walterboro, Saint George, Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Daniel Island. It also caused a traffic headache, closing several bridges Friday morning.
The National Weather Service said it began observing freezing rain at Charleston International Airport at 2 a.m. Friday morning and again at their own headquarters in North Charleton.
Total ice accumulations will range from a trace to a few hundreds of an inch.
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