Last updated: January 29. 2014 6:03PM - 631 Views
By Lucas Vance lvance@civitasmedia.com

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY — South Carolina’s winter storm hit Fairfield County last night around 9 p.m. Prior to that, parts of the county were already wet from a freezing rain and sleet just hours before.

Parts of the county are reporting anywhere from two to three inches of snow.

Due to the winter weather, school district offices, county government offices and state government offices are closed today.

Fairfield County deputy administrator Davis Anderson told The Herald Independent that all essential personnel are still available, including EMS, Fairfield County Sheriff’s office and dispatch.

Anderson noted the county has not yet made a decision regarding possible closures or delays tomorrow (Jan. 30).

“I’m out riding the roads now,” he said at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. “And it is still a sheet of ice on Highway 321, so we’re not sure yet, but we will wait to see what the state and school district do.”

Anderson advised Fairfield County residents to call 803-815-WORK (9675) for further information regarding county closings or delays.

The winter storm has moved through the county, but travel remains hazardous due to icy roadways. The S.C. Department of Transportation advises motorist not to drive unless absolutely necessary. SCDOT is reporting that road surface temperatures are ranging between 20 to 25 degrees in Fairfield County. Weather is still cloudy, but interstates are in fair condition and the SCDOT has turned its focus to secondary routes.

SCDOT forces will continue working on 12-hour shifts utilizing snow plows and applying salt and other anti-icing materials.

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