FAIRFIELD COUNTY — With sleet reported in the Midlands and now in Ridgeway, Governor Nikki Haley issued a state of emergency earlier today in advance of today’s winter storm.
Gov. Haley has order all state government offices to follow suit with county government decisions regarding closing and delays.
• The South Carolina Department of Transportation has crews salting all heavy traveled roadways throughout the Midlands. Drivers are urged not to travel unless absolutely necessary.
• The South Carolina Highway Patrol is dispatching additional personnel.
• The S.C. Department of Social Services, The American Red Cross and Salvation Army have begun standing by to operate shelters where necessary.
With a winter storm beginning to impact South Carolina, the S.C. Department of Transportation has reported their forces are working around the clock on rotating 12-hour shifts to respond to the storm.
In district 4 (Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union, and York Counties), temperatures are ranging between 27 to 31 degrees. Priority routes and bridges are being pretreated in preparation for the frozen precipitation.