COLUMBIA, S.C. — Crews with the South Carolina Department of Transportation are already pretreating roads in anticipation of a third winter storm forecasted for the upcoming weekend.
SCDOT Maintenance crews are back at it making brine and pretreating bridges, interstates and primary routes ahead of another weekend of expected winter precipitation. #Winter pic.twitter.com/WuCIA2xwT4
— SCDOT (@SCDOTPress) January 27, 2022
Temperatures are expected to be exceptionally low across South Carolina for the third weekend in a row and precipitation ranging from rain to sleet to snow is expected in some areas.
“After pre-treating and clearing roads over the past two weekends, SCDOT is prepared in every county of South Carolina should our forces be needed at any level of response,” Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said Thursday, Jan 27, 2022. “Today, SCDOT is beginning to pre-treat interstates, our top priority during winter weather events.”
SCDOT crews will continue pretreating roads on Friday in the counties where the storm is predicted to have the biggest impact.
Those counties will begin their 24-hour operations on Friday morning.
SCDOT will once again have contracts with private companies to position wreckers along interstates to help avoid potential lengthy backups.
Transportation officials say all counties are fully stocked with salt supplies.
Drivers are asked to avoid traveling during winter weather events as ice and snow can make roadways dangerous.