SCDOT works to improve road conditions during winter weather

SCDOT works to improve road conditions during winter weather

SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina Department of Transportation issued a winter weather update for Tuesday afternoon.

The SCDOT is continuing to work on improving roadways during the winter weather. According to the press release, rain has stopped and all interstates are open and being treated with anti-icing materials. Trees and branches are coming down, and power outages are being experienced in areas of the palmetto state.

SCDOT reports that in Engineering District five, temperatures are ranging between 29 and 32 degrees with cloudy conditions and all routes are wet. Dillon and Marlboro counties are removing trees and fallen limbs. I-95 is being monitored. Dillon, Florence and Marlboro are treating some routes with deicing materials. Darlington is reporting ice patches on bridges.

Freezing temperatures have been reported and SCDOT suggests that travel may be dangerous due to icy patches on the roads.

The following values are the employees and equipment that are active in SC, and the material already applied to the roadways:

768 Maintenance employees actively involved in road operations

5,739 Tons of Salt (cumulative total)

1,896 Tons of Sand (cumulative total)

17,892 Gallons of calcium chloride (cumulative total)

523,520 Gallons of salt brine (cumulative total)

320 Equipment in use

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