Winter Weather

SCEMD: Never too early to start preparing for winter weather

Emergency officials warn about possible ice on the road, power outages

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –With severe storms pounding the North, South Carolina emergency officials are calling on people to get prepared and be on the lookout for winter weather. A meteorologist with the National Weather Service says there will be higher than normal temperatures over the next three months, but he says that’s not a queue to put away snow…

Cold blast hits some areas with snow, sleet, ice and accidents

(ABC News) — The winter like cold isn’t just here, it’s reaching a huge section of the country. At least 16 states from Oklahoma to Maine are under winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings for snow and ice. ABC’s Rob Marciano has a look at the cold blast that has some dreading the start of Winter. Categories: National News…

SC EMD Tips on preparing for Winter Weather

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–It’s winter and that means the potential for winter weather. Officials at SC EMD say even if we don’t get a flake of snow, or an inch of ice, be prepared, since winter weather will come sooner or later. SCEMD says February is the coldest month of the year for South Carolina, and while that sounds like it’s…

Winter weather advisory for several Midlands counties

COLUMBIA,  S.C (WOLO)– According to the National weather service out of Columbia, a winter weather advisory is in effect for the Northern portions of Newberry, Fairfield and Kershaw Counties from 9pm Saturday to 7pm Monday. An advisory means light freezing rain possibly mixed with sleet. According to the National weather service, Northern portions of Newberry, Fairfield and Kershaw Counties are…

SC DOT Preps Roads for Possible Winter Weather

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Snow or not, SC DOT crews are working hard to make sure our roads will be safe. ABC Columbia stopped by the DOT complex along shop road Thursday, where crews were prepping the piles of salt and the trucks. DOT workers are also moving to new winter weather shifts to cover the roads. On Thursday SC DOT crews…

Slick Roads Spark More Than 100 Accidents, Strand ‘Hundreds’ in DC Area

(ABC News) — Slick roads wreaked havoc on travel in Virginia and the Washington, DC area Wednesday night, sparking more than 100 accidents, stranding “hundreds” of drivers and even causing a slow go for the president’s motorcade. Police in Arlington, Virginia, said there were “hundreds” of drivers stranded on several roads and reports of hospitalizations for minor injuries. More than…

Parts of South Carolina Face Winter Weather This Weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The northwestern part of South Carolina will be facing winter weather this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for nine counties in the northwestern and central parts of the state. The warning begins Thursday night and runs through 7 p.m. Saturday. Forecasters say snow, sleet and freezing rain is possible in…

State Braces for Potentially Severe Winter Weather

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) —  As severe winter weather makes it way across the east coast, the National Weather Service issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Newberry, Fairfield, Kershaw, Darlington, Marlboro, Florence, Dillon, Marion, Horry and Lee counties. Be advised that the alerts are in effect from midnight Friday through 7 p.m. Saturday. Threat for freezing rain w/ significant impacts exists in north…