8 a-m UPDATE from SC DOT
Light snow is falling in some counties in the upstate and rain/freezing rain in the central/lower areas of the state. Most counties, with the exception of coastal areas and the southern part of District Seven, are reporting that roads and bridges are covered with snow and ice. Crews in all Districts except District 6 continue to plow interstates and primary routes with all available snow plows. Temperatures are at or above freezing in much of the state. Interstate conditions are passable. Primary and secondary roads in much of the state remain covered with significant amounts snow and ice. Fallen trees are a significant problem, especially in District 7. Travel is not recommended unless absolutely necessary (emergencies). SCDOT forces are working continuously on rotating 12-hour shifts applying salt and other anti-icing/deicing materials. Contract forces and local government partners are also assisting with snow removal operations in many counties. DOT Engineering District 3 (Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg Counties) –Temperatures in District Three are ranging between 30 to 32 degrees. Interstates, priority routes, and bridges continue to be treated with anti-icing and deicing materials and equipment. Road conditions are reported as covered with snow and ice. Snow is reported in Greenville and Pickens with cloudy conditions in Oconee and Spartanburg. Pickens has reported some fallen trees and vegetative debris.