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State returning to 'normal operations' after emergency order rescinded

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Gov. Nikki Haley has rescinded the state of emergency she declared on Tuesday just ahead of the snowfall that coated parts of the state in several inches of snow.

In a release from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, emergency officials say they've returned to normal operations as of noon Thursday.

SCEMD spokesperson Derrec Becker says emergency workers will also resume normal schedules.

However, road conditions will continue to remain a problem as long as their is snow and ice on the roads.

Becker says as of noon Thursday, there were 1,799 collisions on state roads and just over 3,500 calls for service to the South Carolina Highway Patrol as a result of the snow event.

Transportation Department workers also spread just over three-quarters of a million gallons of salt brine on roads in an effort to prevent ice from forming.

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