Greenwood County officials issued a statement advising the county is under a winter storm advisory until 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday and continuing until 6 p.m. Thursday, as a second winter weather front progresses, county officials warn of possible northeast winds gusting up to 25 mph and accumulations of snow and ice with the possibly of widespread or localized power outages.
Residents are urged to make immediate preparations.
— Residents should make provisions for communications. The most reliable means of communication during power outages is battery operated radios. Please ensure that your batteries are working properly and that you have back up batteries on hand. Land line phones may also be operable while cell phone usage could be limited due to ice accumulations.
— Provisions should also be made for pets and large animals. Make sure that animals have a covered area to escape the cold and freezing rain and that they have ample supplies of food and water.
— If you have special needs please make immediate provisions for medication or equipment you may require. If possible,
generator backup is best for operating medical equipment that requires power.
— As the storm progresses, it is crucial that you stay home unless travel is absolutely necessary.
— If you do go outside, please go slowly. Be cognizant that ice will form on asphalt and concrete and may not be immediately visible. There may also be icy patches on roads and black ice especially on and near bridges. The wind chill is expected to dip into the single digits, so dress appropriately.