SCDOT employees loading salt in preparation for a winter storm. (SCDOT file photo)

The SCDOT is urging the Public to avoid traveling in snow and ice conditions.

The National Weather Center has issued a second winter storm warning in less than a week and once again, workers of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) are prepared to work around the clock.

According to SCDOT workers will use all available resources to ensure motorists are as safe as possible when traveling on our state’s roads and bridges.

“SCDOT has transitioned from clearing roads from the winter storm this past weekend to preparing for a new winter storm in the forecast,” Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said. “SCDOT again is prepared for the worst possible conditions. We advise the motoring public to plan ahead and not to drive in areas impacted by snow and ice.”

In addition to having approximately 2,500 workers working around the clock, SCDOT will also have contracts with private companies to position wreckers along interstates to help avoid potential lengthy backups. Forty-four SCDOT SHEP trucks will be on duty around the clock to help stranded motorists.

All counties are fully stocked with salt supplies anyone needing assistance while on the road can Call *47.

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