Charleston carriage companies voluntarily closing Friday because of heat concerns

Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 11:26 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2021 at 12:29 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Holy City’s carriage companies they have voluntarily suspend tour operations because of excessive heat forecast for the Charleston area Friday.

The Charleston Carriage Association for Responsible Equine Safety said its member companies will be closed Friday afternoon. For the safety of their animals and employees, Charleston CARES members will stop sending tours out at noon and remained closed through the afternoon, spokesperson Heaven Hale said.

Downtown Charleston is under an excessive heat warning until 8 p.m., with the heat index expected to reach above 110 degrees.

Charleston CARES is made up of the city’s three largest carriage companies: Charleston Carriage Works, Old South Carriage Company and Palmetto Carriage Works.

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