The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) continues preparations in anticipation of winter weather moving into the state. SCDOT Maintenance units in five of the agency’s seven Districts have been pretreating interstate highways and bridges since Thursday. The remaining two Districts are on stand-by to assist other regions as needed. Crews in the counties with expected severe weather have begun working rotation 24-hour shifts until the severe weather threat has ended.
The plan SCDOT has been following District-by-District on Thursday is available in this link: http://www.scdot-transfer.org/SCDOTPhotos/WinterWeatherPrepReport01212016.pdf This plan will be updated throughout the weather event beginning Friday morning, January 22, 2016.
In addition, SCDOT’s general procedures for winter weather events can be found in this link: http://www.scdot-transfer.org/SCDOTPhotos/WinterWeatherInformation.pdf
SCDOT plans to extend the hours of operation for the agency’s Customer Service Center (CSC) as follows:
- Friday January 22 – Open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday January 23 – Open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (If conditions improve, the hours for the CSC may be reduced).
Interim Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall urges all motorists to drive with extreme
Caution, “We ask all drivers to pay extra attention to their driving and road conditions. Roads that appear to be wet could be icy and dangerous. Please drive safely,” said Hall.
Traveler information is available on the SCDOT website; www.scdot.org