COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Weather conditions were improving in South Carolina on Thursday after snow and ice fell in the state earlier this week.
The National Weather Service warned motorists of possible icy roads, especially in the central and northeastern parts of the state. Forecasters say black ice is a possibility as standing water freezes on roads.
Temperatures were expected to rise above freezing by noon.
Electric utilities in the state reported no major problems Thursday morning.
The state transportation department reports some secondary roads are still covered with snow and ice. The Ravenel Bridge between Charleston and Mount Pleasant is still closed because of icy conditions.
Some school districts remained closed on Thursday because of the hazardous driving conditions. Other districts were opening two hours later than usual.
The University of South Carolina was beginning classes at 10 a.m. Thursday.