For a list of closings and delays go to fb- b937 all the hits
The winter storm . prompted Gov. Nikki Haley to put 31 South Carolina counties …on a state of emergency footing…. The declaration directed state agencies to coordinate a response to any emergencies and to help local governments as the latest round of winter weather hit the Upstate area overnight.
ga and nc are also under a state of emergency
The biggest impact from the storm..was in the Foothills zone… and northern sections of the Greenville and Spartanburg …where close to 5" fell in some areas/ it is expected to melt quickly as temperature rise throughout the day/
SC DOT crews worked on rotating 12-hour shifts applying salt and other anti-icing/deicing materials until conditions improved.
Due to the potential for hazardous conditions , drivers are asked to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary and to use extreme caution if they have to travel. /They are wet and slushy with icy spots in higher elevations and some bridges and overpasses/
As of midnight, 829 employees were working to treat and clear the roads…using more than 2200 tins of salt/ and over 300k gallons of salt brine to treat roads in the state
At Clemson's Memorial stadium… Howard's Rock and the pedestal it rests on… have been temporarily removed from the west end zone / the rocks… protective case was vandalized early yesterday.. about 6 in the morning //.
Flip for Free Pancakes! Next week Tuesday, March 3, 2015/get a free stack of pancakes at IHOP …leave a donation for Children's Miracle Network for your local childrens hospital…from 7 a.m.-10 p.m../
The South Carolina Senate has given key approval to a bill that would create tougher sentences and take guns away from people convicted of domestic violence. The bill, which passed Wednesday on a 38-3 vote, creates three degrees of domestic violence charges based in large part on the level of violence or previous convictions.
MetLife's home lending unit will pay $123.5 million to end an investigation into allegations it gave government-backed mortgages to people who didn't meet federal requirements.
FHA and taxpayers were stuck with the bill when defaults followed
The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores will boost workers pay. to at least $9 an hour starting in June./ Wal-Mart Stores will do the same increase starting wages for its U.S. employees to at least by April and to at least $10 by February 2016. /.