SCDOT issues road condition- weather report
The S.C. Department of Transportation issued a status report at 8:36 a.m. Lexington County is in Engineering District 1.
Conditions throughout the state include rain, freezing rain, and snow. Temperatures currently range from a high of 40 degrees in Lexington County to a low of 30 degrees in York County. Temperatures are expected to fall as the day progresses bringing possible icy conditions to roads and bridges. Travelers should exercise caution, especially on bridges as they will freeze before the roadway. SCDOT forces have begun working rotating 12-hour shifts utilizing snow plows and applying salt and other anti-icing materials.
Engineering District 1 – Current conditions are rain with temperatures ranging from 40 to 35 degrees. Skeleton crews worked throughout the night in Kershaw and Lee Counties inspecting roads for possible icy conditions. The district will transition to rotating 12 hour shifts later today and will apply anti-icing materials as conditions warrant.
Engineering District 2 – Current conditions are rain with temperatures ranging from 34 to 38 degrees. Skeleton crews reported for duty at 4:00 am in Anderson and Laurens Counties. Began rotating 12 hour shifts at 8:00 am today and will continue throughout the storm. Applying salt brine to the northern section of I-85 in Anderson County from US 29 to the Greenville County line, and on I-
385 and I-26 in Laurens County. They continue to monitor conditions closely and apply anti-icing and deicing materials as necessary.
Engineering District 3 – Current conditions include rain, freezing rain and snow being reported with temperatures hovering around 32 degrees. The district reports significant snow coverage in the mountainous areas of Oconee County with roads and bridges being partially covered with snow and ice in Pickens and Spartanburg Counties. Greenville is reporting rain. Will continue to plow and treat roads and bridges with brine with the interstates being the first priority. Crews are working rotating 12 hour shifts. They have mobilized SHEP, the Traffic Management Center, and Construction personnel are being used to operate pickup trucks equipped with salt spreaders.
Engineering District 4 – Current conditions include sleet in Cherokee County with the remainder of the district reporting rain. Temperatures range from 30 to 35 degrees. Cherokee reports roads covered with snow and ice with the snow changing over to sleet. They report several accidents on I-85 but no backups at this time, as they continue to plow and apply brine. The remainder of the district reports road conditions as being wet. The District is working rotating 12 hour shifts, and will continue this for the duration of the storm. They continue to apply salt brine to I-77 in Chester, Fairfield, and York Counties.
Engineering District 5 – Current conditions include freezing rain being reported in Marlboro County with the remainder of the district reporting rain. Temperatures range from 32 to 36 degrees. Crews worked throughout the night in Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion and Marlboro Counties inspecting roads and pretreating where necessary. They continue to monitor conditions and apply deicing materials to interstates, primaries and some high volume secondary routes where conditions warrant. Will continue to monitor the weather and adjust operations as needed to respond to changing conditions.
Engineering District 6 – Normal operations. Crews have been placed on standby to support upstate counties if needed.
Engineering District 7 – Normal operations. Crews have been placed on standby to support upstate counties if needed.