A weather alert remains in effect until 6 p.m. tonight for York County. A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected to fall on and off as temperatures hover in the mid-20s.
The S.C. DOT reports that local roads, including I-77, are "icy and glazed" and officials urge caution when driving. According to a DOT press release, "Crews from the South Carolina Department of Transportation are working around the clock in many areas of the state to keep major highways cleared from ice and snow."
The DOT activated its online site for winter weather road conditions. Go to www.scdot.org and click on “Winter Road Conditions.” This page is activated at times when snow and ice conditions affect South Carolina highways. The reports are updated around the clock by DOT personnel several times a day as conditions warrant.
Duke Power reports 22 power outages in York County as of Saturday afternoon.
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According to a press rlease, "Duke Energy restores power for most customer outages in three hours or less. Yet, some outages take longer to restore depending upon the circumstances. Following a storm or in situations where widespread damage has occurred, outage restoration will take longer. Our customers are encouraged to call 1-800-POWERON to report outages and get an estimated time of restoration."
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