Winter conditions, slick roadways and power outages across the Lowcountry Saturday morning

Winter weather across the Lowcountry led to slick roads and icy conditions Saturday morning.
Winter weather across the Lowcountry led to slick roads and icy conditions Saturday morning.(Live 5)
Published: Jan. 22, 2022 at 8:02 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 22, 2022 at 8:49 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Many in the Lowcountry are waking up to icy conditions and slick roadways Saturday morning.

Live 5 Meteorologist Joey Sovine says most of the wintry precipitation is offshore, but some areas may still have light freezing rain and sleet.

He says with temperatures still below freezing early Saturday morning there is still a chance of black ice on the roadways in the area, especially on bridges and overpasses.

The Summerville Police Department says a section of Berlin G Myers Parkway was shut down just before 8:30 a.m. due to inclement weather. Police say the area between East 3rd North Street and Gahagan Road. Additionally, officers say a sand and salt mixture has been applied to North Main Street at the I-26 overpass and has reopened after being closed for a short period of time.

Icy conditions were reported by the South Carolina Highway Patrol Saturday morning on many roadways in the Charleston area.

Trooper Nick Pye with the South Carolina Highway Patrol reported a vehicle that went over a guardrail in North Charleston on the Highway 52 connector at I-26. Pye said the crash was the third crash in the same area Saturday morning.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people to stay off the roads until conditions in the area improve.

Around the Lowcountry, ice could be seen accumulating on signs and vehicles.

Power outages were also reported in the Lowcountry with outages maps from Dominion Energy, Berkeley Electric and Santee Cooper showing outages Saturday morning.

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