DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A declaration of a State of Emergency is still in effect in Dorchester County and officials are asking residents to stay off the roads.
While road conditions are improving in the county ice remains a problem on primary and secondary roads and accidents continue to happen.
Dorchester County Director of Emergency Management Mario Formisano said that driving on the roads now is not only dangerous but it hinders the road clearing effort.
“They want to get out, they want to get things done,” said Formisano. “They have a little bit of cabin fever and unfortunately that’s only contributing to the traffic and it’s negatively affecting our ability to improve these road conditions.”
Dorchester County Convenience Sites are closed on Jan. 6 and there are no visitation hours at the Dorchester County Detention Center throughout the weekend.
Decisions about delays and/or closings for schools, county administrative offices and courts will be announced on Sunday.