The winter weather front has moved out of South Carolina but, in its wake, many roads remain hazardous due to black ice. As of late Tuesday morning , the South Carolina Highway Patrol has reported 2,610 accidents from the lingering frozen precipitation.
State Emergency Management spokesperson Derrec Becker says, thankfully, no fatalities have been reported on the roads. Becker says while most of the main highways are clear, the going is still treacherous in some areas.
Becker says while the worst is likely over, the remnants of the storm will make travel perilous in some areas for several more days, particularly for those drivers who travel mainly on secondary roads.
Wednesday’s inauguration of incoming governor Nikki Haley is scheduled to go on, despite the weather. The state legislature also plans to meet Thursday, albeit hours later than they originally intended.
Becker says, as with all emergency events, the Emergency Management Division will use the latest winter storm to examine, grade, and work refine its procedures.