One highway between York and Lake Wylie had two crashes and was blocked as South Carolina troopers responded to those sites and others during Wednesday’s winter storm.
York County troopers reported crashes from near Lake Wylie to south of Rock Hill. However, the number of crashes was not extremely high because most drivers stayed off the roads and schools and many businesses closed, troopers said.
“What we are seeing across the Upstate is that most counties are not showing many more collisions than any other day, and that likely is from far less traffic on the roadway,” said Cpl. Bill Rhyne of the S.C. Highway Patrol. “Largely, people are heeding the warnings from law enforcement and emergency people to stay off the road if possible.”
York County Emergency Management officials urged drivers to stay off roads, as conditions are expected to deteriorate through Thursday morning when temperatures drop into the teens..
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Those icy roads will still be frozen Thursday, said Chuck Haynes, York County Emergency Management director.