By late afternoon Monday, the electric utilities report 6,480 customers without power, the Highway Patrol says more than 1,480 traffic accidents happened statewide and a combined-agency law enforcement team deployed 357 personnel in support of the winter weather response.
The South Carolina Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) remains activated as freezing temperatures continue to cause overnight problems statewide.
The major issue throughout the state for Tuesday morning: overnight freeze of the slush that remains on the roads. Even in the Lowcountry, the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory through Tuesday morning, because of the the threat of refreezing. Major bridges into Charleston that have been reopened will once again prove treacherous in the early morning hours.
The weather system is expected to move out of the state by Wednesday.