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SCDOT says there is plenty of salt for the roads but proceed with caution

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Salt for roads at an SCDOT warehouse in North Charleston. Salt for roads at an SCDOT warehouse in North Charleston.

SCDOT says there is plenty of salt for the roads but proceed with caution

How will the South Carolina Department of Transportation handle the roads when problems arise? With a lot of salt, officials have been piling up tons of it in a warehouse at their Facility in North Charleston.

Officials believe the biggest concern at first will be the bridges and over-passes. SCDOT Spokesperson James Law says it's a rare event for local highway workers but they are getting ready with everybody being on call and 12-hour rotating shifts.

"We are going to try to keep the roads open for as long as we can and besides that we'll see what happens. Everything will be used to concentrate on the matter at hand and that will be the weather. It's an event that doesn't happen in the low country of course but were pretty much prepared for it."

And it's not only the DOT, the South Carolina Highway Patrol is preparing as well. Sgt. Bob Beres tells News 2 the best course of action is to plan ahead.

"Have your vehicle checked; get prepared now for tomorrow. Run all your errands before noon tomorrow, there is still a question on when this system is coming in tomorrow afternoon. I'd rather everyone be at home than to go out there and get caught off guard."

The Highway Patrol also wants to remind drivers who are willing to push their luck, that if they need help the bad roads will hinder any response times as well-- so proceed with caution because, for a little while at least, you may be on your own.

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