SCDOT prepared for winter weather, pretreated major routes

ccope@thestate.comJanuary 28, 2014 

  • SCDOT preparation

    1,583 maintenance employees available

    77 tons of salt

    98 tons of sand

    17,885 gallons of calcium chloride

    154,150 gallons of salt brine

    1,133 equipment available

    Source: SCDOT

— In preparation for the winter weather South Carolina Department of Transportation crews have begun pre-treating major routes throughout the state.

If necessary, SCDOT will move equipment and personnel throughout the state to areas where need is critical, a press release stated.

Crews will work around the clock on 12-hour rotating shifts until roads are clear, the release said.

Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Richland and Sumter counties have mounted plows and loaded materials in preparation for the storm, and major roads have been pretreated, the release said.

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