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COLUMBIA — A winter storm is predicted to impact South Carolina Tuesday, beginning along the coast this morning and advancing inland throughout the day.


In preparation for this weather event, SCDOT forces have begun pre-treating major routes throughout the state. SCDOT will, if necessary, move equipment and personnel throughout the state to areas where need is critical. SCDOT Construction personnel will be utilized to assist Maintenance personnel with winter storm activities.


Adjustments to the Department’s snow and ice plan will be made as needed depending on the forecast and storm’s impact. Crews will work around the clock on 12 hour rotating shifts until the roads are clear. They will begin shift work this morning. The following values are the employees and equipment available, and the material already applied to the roadways.


1,583 Maintenance employees available


77 Tons of Salt (cumulative total)


98 Tons of Sand (cumulative total)


17,885 Gallons of calcium chloride (cumulative total)


154,150 Gallons of salt brine (cumulative total)


1133 Equipment available


Newberry is in the engineering district 2 which also includes Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick and Saluda counties. District Two counties have mounted plows and loaded materials in preparation for the storm. They will complete pre-treating major routes by noon Tuesday.

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