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See crews in action preparing roads for icy weather

Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 7:15 PM EST
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AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Crews in Georgia were prepping the roads for a winter storm, and their counterparts in South Carolina were at work all Friday, too.

“We have had talks about this winter storm since midweek,” said Brittany Herriot with the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

Transportation officials in both South Carolina and Georgia say the safest option is to stay off the road.

But to make roads safer for those who must drive, crews were out on Friday.

In Aiken County, they were spraying roads with salt brine; this lowers the chance of ice forming.

“Bridges in Aiken County were of high concern today, so we had about three crews out today just applying salt brine,” she said.

She says they’re focused on the interstate. If you drove down I-20 in Aiken County, you may have been caught behind a crew.

Since bridges freeze first, they gave them some extra attention.

“Aiken crews were out treating the bridges a little more, sometimes adding more salt brine periodically throughout the day,” she said.

The agency says crews would be in position during the storm to check on things.

“They’re helping with monitoring the roads and making sure that we have the right equipment to keep the roads clear,” said Herriot.

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