Last updated: January 28. 2014 4:40PM - 289 Views
By - lvance@civitasmedia.com



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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.


Preparations


• 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.

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