The S.C. Department of Public Safety released a report Wednesday showing what happens when significant snowfall hits the South. The number of vehicle collisions reported were nearly three times that of the norm.
The Department of Public Safety totaled 6,454 incidents from 3 p.m. Friday, February 12, to noon on Sunday, February 14. They charted the incident numbers against a “typical weekend” of weather. The Upstate, which normally receives more wintry weather shows the highest number of collisions recorded. Known as Troop 3, this area includes Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg counties and was 3.1 times higher than their typical weekend without inclement weather. Coastal regions also saw an increase in collisions. In the Myrtle Beach region, incidents and collisions were up by 457.
The report included stalled motor vehicles, stranded motorists, traffic stops or collisions.