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Haley: No one should be on the roads Wednesday

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP/WIS) - Gov. Nikki Haley has again declared a state of emergency as another winter storm brings snow, sleet and freezing rain into South Carolina.

"No one should be on the roads tomorrow at all," said Haley. "We do need to brace ourselves. This is going to be a pretty bad ice storm."

The storm is forecast to bring as much as 8 inches of snow to some areas of the state and up to an inch of ice in other areas.

The state of emergency took effect at noon Tuesday and put the National Guard on active duty to support state agencies. The guard has wrecker teams and four-wheel drive vehicles that can be used in the storm response.

"We've got DSS working on our shelters, we've got DHEC working on additional shelters as well, our national guard is on standby, as us DNR and the utilities," Haley said.

The order also puts into effect anti-price gouging laws and allows the governor to take whatever other steps are needed to protect residents.

Haley issued a second executive order waiving weight limitations for trucks transporting emergency materials, equipment and supplies.

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