CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Businesses and government organizations have announced closures for Friday due to the possibility of winter weather and frozen precipitation.


All school districts in the Lowcountry: Charleston County School District, Berkeley County School District, Dorchester District 2, Colleton County School District, Georgetown County School District, and Williamsburg County School District will have an e-learning day on Friday. Dorchester District 4 was already learning virtual this week.

Trident Technical College will have a virtual learning day Friday.

The College of Charleston will close at 2:00 p.m.

Charleston Cosmetology Institute will have a half-day Friday and be closed Saturday.

CCSD’s COVID-19 testing sites will close at noon Friday and will stay closed through Monday.

The Citadel will close at 2:00 p.m., all classes after 2:00 p.m. are moved to a virtual format. The parade has been canceled.

Charleston School of Law closes at 2:00 p.m. and will reopen on Sunday at noon.


Williamsburg County government offices, only emergency services will be operating.

North Charleston city offices will close Friday at 2:00 p.m.

City of Charleston offices will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday; all Charleston city parks and recreation facilities and scheduled programs will close at 2:00 p.m. and are expected to reopen Saturday at 12:00 p.m. if conditions allow.

All Charleston County Public Library branches will close Friday at 12:00 p.m. They said all book drops/material returns will stay open.

All Charleston County Parks will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 21 and reopen at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 22. The Campground at James Island County Park will remain open to registered guests.

Charleston County government offices will close Friday at 2:00 p.m.; Convenience Centers will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday and will remain closed on Saturday, January 22.

Georgetown County offices and facilities will close at noon on Friday. Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed. Recycling centers will reopen at noon Saturday.

Georgetown city offices and city hall will be open from 8:30 a.m. until noon Friday.

Town of Mount Pleasant Administrative Offices will close at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Summerville town offices and facilities will close at 3:00 p.m.

All Georgetown County Library branches will be closed Saturday.

Berkeley County government offices, the courthouse, and all convenience centers will close at 3:00 p.m.

Berkeley Animal Center, Cypress Gardens, and all Berkeley County Library branches will also close early.

Dorchester County Administrative Offices, Dorchester County Circuit, Family and Magistrate Courts, and Dorchester County Libraries will close at 3:00 p.m. on Friday.

All Dorchester County Convenience Sites and county parks will close at 3:00 p.m. Friday and will reopen at noon on Saturday.

Colleton County will close all offices at 1:00 p.m. Friday Convenience Centers will close at 1:00 p.m. Friday and open again at noon on Saturday.


Friends of the Hunley is delaying its opening until noon Saturday due to road conditions.

Roper St. Francis Express Care facilities will close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and reopen at 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

Boone Hall Plantation is closing its tour operations at 4:00 p.m. Friday and will reopen Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m., pending weather impacts. Tickets purchased for this Saturday can be used any other day Boone Hall Plantation is open for regular tour operations in case visitors choose not to come on Saturday due to weather. 

The Berkeley County Museum and Old Santee Canal Park will both be closed Friday and Saturday.

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will be operating under adjusted hours on Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22. The museum will close Friday at 2 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 12:30 p.m. The museum will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, an hour later than normal.

Crowfield Golf Club will only be open for lunch on Friday. The golf course and driving range will close at 3:00 p.m. and may open for lunch Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

The South Carolina Aquarium will close at 2:00 p.m. and will have a delayed opening of 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Anyone that has already purchased tickets to the Aquarium for Friday, January 21 for entry times after 12:30 p.m. may call (843) 577-FISH (3474) or email with their full name and ticket order number to reschedule their tickets. 

Wells Fargo branches in Charleston and the surrounding areas will close at 3:00 p.m. Friday and remain closed all day Saturday.

News 2 will update this list as more closures are announced.