Florence prepares for anticipated winter weather

Source: Ken Baker
Source: Ken Baker

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The City of Florence is preparing its residents for the anticipated winter weather. City offices plan to operate on a two hour delay on Wednesday, January 29, with offices opening at 10:30am.

Public Safety (Police & Fire) and City Public Works & Utilities crews will be operating to provide the following essential services on as normal of a schedule as weather conditions allow.The Sanitation division will only run regular garbage routes. No yard waste or recycling collection will occur until roadway conditions improve.

Regardless of office delays or closings, the following numbers will remain operational to the public :

• 665-3236 – Public Works & Utilities – Water/Sewer line issues, Sanitation, Beautification & Facilities (Streets) – (normal business hours)

• 665-3113 – City Administration (normal business hours)

• 665-3191 – Police (Non-emergency calls – 24 hours)

• FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 911

The City of Florence will use the website, www.cityofflorence.com, Facebook, www.facebook.com/cityofflorence, Twitter, @scflorencecity, and the City of Florence App to provide current information and announcements to the public.

City of Florence Public Works crews will coordinate with the S.C. Department of Transportation to take necessary precautions for keeping our roadways safe. Crews will be spreading sand and salt brine as necessary. The City of Florence Police Department would like to take this opportunity to caution all motor vehicle drivers to resist operating any motor vehicle on our streets and highways during periods of snowy/icy road conditions.

Public safety and public works employees will be working diligently to handle a multitude of calls for service during this weather event. We request your cooperation as road conditions deteriorate due to the winter weather. Please do not drive unless it is an absolute emergency.

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