Residents in the northern areas of South Carolina, including northern Greenville County, Spartanburg, Gaffney and the suburban towns south of Charlotte are seeing about a half-inch of snow and ice accumulate Friday morning.
Forecasters say more snow is coming overnight Friday and Saturday morning.
Temperatures statewide currently range from a high of 38 to a low of 24 degrees. Those temperatures are expected to fall as the day progresses, bringing possible icy conditions to roads and bridges. Emergency officials are urging travelers to be careful as icy conditions continue throughout the rest of the day.
The Office of Regulatory Services said power outages were reported for roughly 18,000 customers statewide Friday morning.
SCDOT forces have begun working rotating 12-hour shifts utilizing snow plows and applying salt and other anti-icing materials. The agency said crews had deployed more than 2,700 tons of salt and more than 326,000 gallons of salt brine through noon Friday.
Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for 13 counties statewide, mostly among those counties that border North Carolina and a few more in the Piedmont region: Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Greenville, Lancaster, Laurens, Marlboro, Oconee, Spartanburg and Union counties.