SC road conditions vary from snow covered to wet

I-26 at Piney Grove (Source: SCDOT)
I-26 at Piney Grove (Source: SCDOT)
I-126 at Elmwood (Source: SCDOT)
I-126 at Elmwood (Source: SCDOT)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Here's the latest statewide conditions report from the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

AS of 8:00 a.m., SCDOT field operations have deployed the following.

1,033

Maintenance employees actively involved in road operations

4,558

Tons of Salt (cumulative total)

1,105

Tons of Sand (cumulative total)

235,895

Gallons of Salt Brine and CaCl used (cumulative total)

494

Equipment In-Use (snow plows, salt spreaders, sprayers and graders)

Engineering districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 are actively working.  Bands of snow storms have been moving throughout most of the state.  Districts have been pushing snow from the interstates where it has accumulated.  Interstates are in fairly good condition throughout the state with primarily wet conditions. 

Engineering District 1 – District 1 is reporting snow in all counties.  Roads conditions vary from "wet" to "covered with snow and slush".  Temperatures range from 31 to 33 degrees.  Crews are pushing snow and placing anti-icing materials as necessary.

Engineering District 2 – Temperatures in the district are currently ranging from 24 to 34 degrees.  They are currently experiencing light snow in Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, and Saluda counties.  Road conditions are reported as wet, except in Laurens County.  All counties are treating roads and bridges with anti-icing chemicals as appropriate.

Engineering District 3 –   Snow is sporadic with temperatures ranging from 31 to 35 degrees.  Road conditions are reported as "wet" with some "partially covered with snow".  All crews continue to treat roads with brine as necessary.  Counties are plowing roads where needed.  Temperatures are dropping and there is potential for icy patches.

Engineering District 4 – Temperatures range from 28 to 34 degrees.  All counties are currently experiencing snow. All counties are pushing snow and treating roads and bridges with anti-icing chemicals as appropriate.  Road conditions are reported as "wet" with some "partially covered with snow".  There are some slushy areas on I-77.

Engineering District 5 – It has been snowing heavily in District 5.  All counties have snow.  Most roads are covered with snow and slush.  Temperatures range from 29 to 36 degrees.  Crews are pushing snow and treating roads and bridges with anti-icing chemicals.

Engineering District 6 – District 6 will be monitoring the forecast, and responding as needed.  At this time, it is raining in District 6.

Engineering District 7 – All counties in District 7 have crews working.  It is raining in all counties except Aiken and Clarendon, where light snow is falling.  Crews are treating bridges with anti-icing chemicals as appropriate.  There isn't a need for plowing at this time.

Road conditions will be continuously updated at:  http://www.scdot.org/getting/winterweather.shtml

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