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SC road conditions during winter storm

(Dedrick Russell | WBTV) (Dedrick Russell | WBTV)
LANCASTER COUNTY, SC (WBTV) -

Crews in Lancaster County are working around the clock to treat roads. Temperatures are expecting to drop during the night and the concern is black ice.

Fourteen trucks are going up and down roads in Lancaster spraying brine and plowing the roads. Crews tell WBTV roads are partially covered with ice and snow.  Several cars were found on the side of the road. It appears drivers lost control and fell into ditches.

Another concern was falling trees. Lancaster County had several trees to fall. One damaged a woman's car. She didn't want to be identified.

"I was coming up the road," she said. "And I saw the tree fall. And it was coming too close to stop so I got hit. I was thinking that thing was going to come down on my head."

The Red Cross tells WBTV it has three shelters open in the Upstate and has shelters on standby near Lancaster.

Safety crews are telling people to stay inside and stay off the roads. SC State troopers are telling people if they have to go out in the weather to tell somebody where you are going, the route you are taking, and what time you are expected to arrive at your destination.

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Some people are following that advice and staying at home. Others are staying at home to have some fun in the winter weather.

"It's been a little crazy," Neighbor Laura Diveglio said. "We had some sleet, some snow but it's been super fun for the kids in the neighborhood."

Diveglio tells WBTV she was prepared for the weather.

"My husband works for Harris Teeter," she said. "So I had him to do everything, but I just made sure the laundry was done and we had some extra water in the house just in case we lost power tonight."

The husband described to Diveglio how the road were when he went to work early Friday morning.

"He says it was a little slick actually," Diveglio said. "It started more after he got there, but he was there all day yesterday and the store was crazy and everybody was buying what they needed and today was pretty slow everybody was staying home."

Troopers say if you have to go on the roads increase the following distance to avoid a crash. Also keep a blanket and water in your car and your cell phone charge so you can call if you need help.

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