SCDOT reports normal maintenance operations in District 5

SCDOT reports normal maintenance operations in District 5

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

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

Crews will also be performing all debris cleanup work. According to SCDOT, this work is expected to be finished by the middle of March. SCDOT advises that travel may be hazardous due to icy patches, and because re-freezing of remaining wet areas will occur over the next few days. According to officials, bulk salt replenishment has started and will continue for about 2 weeks.

SCDOT reports that Engineering District five, is back to normal maintenance operations.

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

564 Maintenance employees actively involved in road operations

6,579 Tons of Salt (cumulative total)

2,173 Tons of Sand (cumulative total)

18,292 Gallons of calcium chloride (cumulative total)

556,995 Gallons of salt brine (cumulative total)

104 Equipment in use

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