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Closings, cancellations extend into Friday amid storm

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Schools, businesses and government agencies are taking precautions in the face of another winter storm hitting the Lowcountry.

After a minor accident was reported, officials closed the Ravenel Bridge. All lanes to and from Mt. Pleasant were shut down by 4 a.m. Wednesday.

CARTA announced all routes are expected to run as scheduled on Thursday on safe and passable roads. Riders should expect delays as well as detours. Mount Pleasant routes will continue to detour as they did on Wednesday until the Ravenel Bridge reopens.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has issued a state of emergency for the state in light of the National Weather Service's severe winter weather alerts for the area. 

Officials predict snow, sleet, freezing rain as well as power outages and bad road conditions. Motorists are urged to stay off the highways.

SCDOT crews began treating bridges in the Lowcountry with a brine mixture to prevent icing and reported shortly before 1 a.m.. Wednesday that all bridges were open and passable. Crews began treating the Ravenel Bridge with brine at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, officials said in the update. 

Across the state, only a few counties were reporting precipitation at the time of the update, and that precipitation was in the form of rain.

According to Meteorologist Tom Crawford, an Ice Storm Warning is in effect away from the coast starting at midnight Wednesday into early Thursday in Berkeley, Colleton and Dorchester counties. As much as 1/2" of ice may accumulate in those areas. A Winter Storm Watch is also in effect for Charleston and tidal Berkeley County for the same time period.

Thursday will see freezing rain for the morning hours followed by partly cloudy skies for some of the afternoon hours.


Schools, K-12

Addlestone Hebrew Academy is closed Thursday

Ashley Hall is on a 2-hour delay Thursday.

Berkeley County School District: All schools and offices will be closed Thursday. No school events, practices or activities will take place tomorrow either on school grounds or off. The Parent Summit which had been scheduled for Thursday evening has been postponed and the new date will be shared in the near future. 

Bishop England: is closed Thursday

Cathedral Academy in North Charleston is closed Thursday.

Charles Town Montessori is closed Thursday.

Charleston Collegiate School will be closed Thursday. 

Charleston County School District decided to close schools on Thursday after talking with the Charleston County Emergency Management Division. All after school activities are canceled as well, officials said. School officials are not to report to work Thursday.

Colleton County School District schools and non-essential offices will be closed Thursday.

Colleton Prep will be closed Friday.

Dorchester Academy will be closed Thursday.

Dorchester District Two will be closed Friday. Teachers must report.

Dorchester District Four schools will be closed Friday.

First Baptist School in downtown Charleston is closed Thursday.

Georgetown County Schools are closed Friday.

James Island Christian School is closed Thursday.

Lowcountry Leadership Charter School will be closed Thursday

Mason Prep opens at 10 a.m. Thursday

Metro North School closed Thursday

Northwood Academy will be closed Thursday.

Orangeburg Consolidated District 3 Schools closed through Friday.

Owens Christian Academy in North Charleston is closed Thursday

Pinewood Preparatory School is closed Thursday. The campus is currently without power, and crews are working to remove fallen debris that has impeded access. Families are asked to monitor social media and the local stations for updates. 

Porter Gaud will open at 10 a.m. Thursday

Trident Academy in Mt. Pleasant is closed Thursday.

VanBuren Academy is closed Thursday

Wando High's Thursday performance of "Singing in the Rain" has been canceled. It will be rescheduled but a date has not yet been set.

W.C. Christian Academy in Summerville will be closed Thursday

Williamsburg County School District: All schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, February 12, 2014, and Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Williamsburg Technical College in Kingstree is closed Thursday


Colleges and Universities

Art Institute of CCharleston campus will reopen and classes will resume at noon on Thursday.

Charleston School of Law will be closed Thursday.

Charleston Southern University:  is closed on Thursday.

Charleston Southern's game at High Point University postponed and moved to Monday.

Charleston's Southern's 2014 baseball season opener with Villanova has been changed to a Saturday doubleheader at CSU Ballpark.

Citadel is open Friday. All classes will resume normal schedule. Faculty and staff should report to work as normal.

Claflin University: classes and offices will operate on a two-hour delay Friday, February 14, beginning at 10 a.m.

The College of Charleston will be closed Thursday. All classes and events are canceled.

ECPI University Charleston campus will operate on a 2-hour delay Thursday.

Limestone College Extended Campus locations are closed for evening classes on Wednesday, Feb. 12: Columbia, Florence, and Charleston

The Medical University of South Carolina will resume normal operations for all academic activities and classes, clinics, and hospital operations on Friday.   

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College will be closed Friday.

SC State will operate on a three-hour delay Friday, opening at 11:30 p.m. Felton Laboratory School will remain closed.

Southeastern Institute in Charleston will delay opening on Thursday, February 13, 2014 until 11:45 a.m. for students.  Staff and faculty should report to work by 10:30 a.m.  Night classes will start at the normal time.   

Trident Technical College's campuses and sites in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties will be open on Friday and will operate on a normal schedule.

Students who must travel from inland areas to Charleston County campuses and sites should attend class unless travel would jeopardize their safety. Students who attend TTC classes in local high schools should follow their school district's schedule.

USC Salkehatchie: The Walterboro and Allendale campuses of the University of South Carolina  Salkehatchie will be closed Friday. No classes will meet and all offices will be closed.

Virginia College is closed Thursday. All staff should report at 11 a.m.

Webster University is closed Thursday.

Williamsburg Technical College in Kingstree is closed Friday


Daycares and Preschools

Acres of Discovery Daycare in Moncks Corner is closed Thursday

Ashley River Child Development Center will open at 10 a.m. Thursday

Carolina Bay Daycare will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday

Charleston Baptist Preschool closed Thursday

Children's Center at Citadel Square is closed Thursday

Children's Center at Carolina Park is closed Thursday

Children's Discovery Center in Mount Pleasant will open at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Discovery School in North Charleston will operate on a 2-hour delay and open at 8 a.m.

Dorchester Children's Center in Summerville is closed Thursday.

First Baptist Child Education Development Center in Moncks Corner is closed Thursday.

First Klass Early Childhood Learning Center opens Thursday at 10 a.m.

Good Shepherd School in Summerville is closed Thursday.

Happy Faces Child Care in Moncks Corner is closed Thursday

Honey Bears Child Care in Summerville closed Thursday

Hope's Treasure Chest Child Development Center on James Island will be closed Thursday

James Island Presbyterian Preschool will open Thursday at 9 a.m.

John's Island Early Christian Academy will open at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Kingdom Treasures Child Development Center is closed Thursday

Live Oak Little School on John and James islands will open at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Loving and Learning Education Center Preschool will open Thursday at 10 a.m.

Magic Kingdom Child Care Development Center in North Charleston is closed Thursday.

Miracle Academy in St. Stephen is closed Friday.

Mt. Sinai Christian Learning Center is closed Thursday.

Park West Preschool is closed Thursday

Summerville Baptist Preschool is closed Friday

True Care Adult Day Center at Trident is closed Thursday

Village Square Child Care in North Charleston is closed Thursday

 

Government Agencies

Bonneau Municipal Court: Canceled Tuesday night

Charleston City offices will open at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Charleston County government services resume normal operations Friday.

Charleston County Parks and Rec facilities will open at noon on Thursday

Charleston Police Citizens Advisory Group meeting scheduled for Feb. 13, 2014 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the county library branch on Camp Road is canceled. 

Dorchester County Government offices and courts will be closed on Thursday. Multiple County facilities are without power and are on generator power. Multiple County facilities are without power and are on generator power.

Goose Creek: City of Goose Creek offices will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday along with the Casey Community Center and  Goose Creek Community Center. All classes and games are canceled tonight.

City of Goose Creek Department of Public Works will not perform sanitation services on Thursday.

Hanahan City Offices will be closed Wednesday at 3 p.m. and they are operating on a delayed opening for Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m.

Joint Base Charleston will delay reporting until 10 a.m. Feb. 13, 2014, due to ongoing winter weather prompting a State of Emergency for South Carolina.

Personnel traveling to work from off the installations should use discretion if conditions are worse than forecasted or if traffic builds up. Additionally, supervisors are encouraged to grant liberal leave for members with childcare issues due to local school closures. Joint Base members should look for possible updates before traveling to work Thursday.

Patients at the 628th Medical Group or the Naval Health Care Clinic Charleston who have
appointments scheduled before 10 a.m. Wed. should contact their respective clinics, after the
delayed reporting Feb. 13, to reschedule.

Additional updates are as follows:

    - Child Development Centers (Air Base and Weapons Station) – Open at 9:30 a.m. for members whose children are registered with the CDC

    - SPAWAR - 10 a.m. delayed reporting

    - ASLAC - 10 a.m. delayed reporting

    - 841st SSDC - 10 a.m. delayed reporting

    - NNPTC - To be determined

    - NPTU - No mid-shift students; mid-shift essential staff only. Day-shift staff and students, 2 hours delayed reporting

    - NHCC - 10 a.m. delayed reporting

    - NMCU CHASN - 10 a.m. delayed reporting

    - NAVCONBRIG - 10 a.m. delayed reporting

    - DECA (AB & WS) – Open as normal

    - AAFES and food vendors - Open at 10 a.m.

    - Navy Exchange - Open as normal

    - Air Base Dining Facility - Open as normal

    - Weapons Station Galley - Open as normal

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort will delay operations and start at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Mount Pleasant Municipal Court proceedings will be canceled Wednesday. The Municipal Court offices will operate normally and Town offices will also be open.

Town of Mount Pleasant Administrative Offices will resume normal operation Friday. The offices will open at 8 a.m.

North Charleston City offices are closed Wednesday.

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center's Goose Creek Primary Care clinic will be delayed on Thursday, Feb. 13 due to the winter storm until 10:00 a.m.

St George government officers will open Thursday at noon

South Carolina Attorney General's Office is closed for the rest of the day Tuesday and all of Wednesday.

St. George Town offices are closed Thursday

Summerville government offices are closed Thursday.

VA Medical Centers and clinics, with the exception of the Goose Creek Primary Care Clinic, will be fully operational Wednesday.



Businesses, Charities and Churches

Audibel Hearing Center will open at 1 p.m. on Thursday

Berkeley Industries Adult Sheltered Workshop – closed Thursday

Bi-Lo stores in Ladson are now open

Charleston Center Opioid Treatment Services and inpatient services will be available today. Outpatient services will remain closed due to weather conditions.

Charleston ENT offices will be closed the morning of February 12, 2014, but will open at Noon.

Charleston Water Services downtown office and North Area customer service center will both open at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Children's Museum of the Lowcountry will open at noon on Thursday.

Compass Carolina Health Systems Medical Office closed Wed., delayed opening Thurs. at noon.

CR Bard manufacturing facility in Moncks Corner will cancel first shift on Thursday

Disabilities Board of Charleston will not have day programs on Thursday

Gibbes Museum will open at noon on Thursday

Jewish Community Center will be closed on Wednesday.

Linde Material Handling will work on a delay Thursday and open at 8 a.m. Employees are asked to phone in first.

MADD Victim Impact Panel scheduled for Tuesday night in Charleston Municipal Court has been canceled.

Metabolic Medical Center in Mount Pleasant will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach and Our Lady of Mercy Neighborhood House are closed.

Patriots Point Committee meetings Thursday are canceled. They will be rescheduled.

The South Carolina Aquarium will be closed Thursday.

South Carolina Federal Credit Union will open at 10 a.m. Thursday

St John's Lutheran Church is closed

Tanger Outlets in North Charleston will open at Noon Wednesday.

Tricounty Link (RTMA) will resume routes at noon Thursday.

Trident Literacy is closed Thursday

SCBT and First Federal: The following locations will be closed or have limited hours:

·         Anderson County Locations - Closed

·         Bamberg County Locations –  Closed

·         Beaufort County Locations –   Normal Hours 

·         Berkeley County Locations – 

o        Moncks Corner – Normal Hours

o        Goose Creek - Projected Open at 11 a.m. – Check Website for Updates 

·         Charleston County Locations – Projected Open at 11 a.m. – Check Website for Updates

·         Colleton County Locations – Closed

·         Dorchester County Locations – 

o        Harleyville - Closed

o        St. George – Drive thru only – Normal Hours

o         Summerville – Opening at 11 a.m. – Check Website for Updates

·         Florence County Locations – Closed

·          Georgetown County Locations – Projected Open at 10:30 a.m. – Check Website for Updates

·         Greenville County Locations – Closed

·         Horry County Locations – Projected Open at 10:30 a.m. – Check Website for Updates

·         Jasper County Locations – Normal Hours

·         Lexington County Locations – Closed

·         Orangeburg County Locations – Closed

·         Oconee County Locations – Closed

·         Pickens County Locations – Closed

·         Richland County Locations – Closed

·         Spartanburg County Locations – Closed

·         York County Locations – Closed

 

BCSD officials said the current instructional calendar includes make-up days on June 2, 3 and 4, and two of those dates would be the days the district would look to as make-up days for the recent inclement weather.

***We will update this list as more information comes in***

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