Freezing rain in SC means school closings, wrecks

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A quick moving weather system has spread a small glaze of ice across northern South Carolina.

Authorities blamed at least one death on Friday's icy conditions. A man died in a wreck in Pickens County after his car hit a patch of ice on U.S. 123 in Easley.

Schools and government offices in the Upstate shut down early as sleet and freezing rain moved across the area. The Highway Patrol reported at least 70 wrecks in Greenville County in two hours as the first batch came through.

Sheriffs in York, Lancaster and Chesterfield counties reported a number of wrecks as the second round of freezing rain came through after sundown Friday.

Trees and power lines had a light glaze of ice, but only scattered power outages were reported.

Columbia
Current: 80°
Cloudy
High: 94°
Low: 72°
Wind: 6 MPH
Pressure: 29.98
Humidity: 74 %

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