Sunday’s snow, from the Upstate through the Pee Dee, caused cancellations of church services and cautious travel. Monday, because of melting snow-turned-icy, schools and government offices are opening later than usual. Schools are already out on Christmas holiday.
The Upstate saw the heaviest accumulations, but coastal areas like Charleston, had flurries into Sunday night.
Progress Energy reported outages as far south as Florence County. Their crews restored service to more than 180,000 customers who lost power in the winter storm that dumped up to 8 inches of snow across the Carolinas, and as of 5 p.m. Sunday, more than 500 line and tree workers and support teams are taking aim on about 39,000 households and businesses still without electricity.
Now the state braces for record low temperatures and icy conditions.