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Upstate Snow Preparations

Temperatures in the Upstate continue to hover around freezing Tuesday night. It's warm enough for SCDOT crews to focus their attention mainly on Wednesday's clean up efforts.

Most of the Upstate saw a good bit of snow Tuesday. It was that heavy, wet snow that is the kind that's good for making snow men. Most of it accumulated on the grass and on trees, but anything that hit the pavement melted.

SCDOT crews say when the snow started to fall, they began treating the roads with a salt brine. Workers eventually stopped because the snow was melting.

SCDOT crews from other districts in the state have been called in to help. Priority routes and bridges are being pretreated tonight.

Highway Patrol has reported a few weather related accidents, but so far have not worked anything serious.

Some schools in the Upstate have already announced they're canceling classes Wednesday. The threat of snow and ice has some counties opening up warming stations.

Click here for the snow expectations map.

For more on your local forecast, click here.
For a full list of closings and delays, click here.

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