Bridges tend to accumulate ice first because there is no soil under them to provide insulation. The S.C. Department of Transportation said in several tweets it was pre-treating bridges and roadways, including the Ravenel Bridge between Charleston and Mount Pleasant, in advance of the storm. The agency said crews would re-treat the Ravenel again on the evening of Jan. 21, as temperatures dropped. Read more
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND
“Griots of Cotton, Indigo and Clay” is an exhibition of textile arts and other works at City Gallery through Feb. 28.
Charleston restaurant week is winding down but there's still plenty to do in the Lowcountry. Whether you want to spend some time in the great outdoors, enjoy the theater or even pet a goat, this weekend has something for everyone.
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STORIES WE'RE FOLLOWING IN 2022
The first COVID-19 case in South Carolina was detected on March 6, 2020. This new yearmay be when predictions of a world forever altered begin to take shape. What the future looks like will be dictated by lots of little decisions — policies in schools, rules at concert venues, social norms in bars and restaurants — that add up to our day-to-day lives. Read more
The cost of fixing flooding in Charleston has bloomed to some $3 billion in total, city officials say — a price tag for solutions from cleaning out plugged drainage systems to new, deep tunnels and a wall that could deflect hurricane waves from the downtown peninsula. Read more
Bail for disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh was set at $7 million as he faces dozens of charges accusing him of funneling clients’ money into a personal bank account. Read more
One day after the University of South Carolina's preferred pick dropped out of the running for the school's top job, trustees met to weigh their options Dec. 6. Read more